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When the 49ers Played at Kezar

kma2 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:39 PM
Coupala things. I grew up in the Haight before the '60's. ('40's n '50's) Kezar was home to the city's high schools, colleges, and the Forty Niners. I was also at the last game in '71.( And as for the idiot who rejoiced because Gayle Sayers got hurt, well, let's just hope he doesn't procreate.) And lived within walking distance of Kezar most of my life. Great memories. As for the "Hippies", their heyday lasted only a few years. Mostly teenage runaways who rejected all of a civilized society restraints, and embraced the drug culture of the day. But they left in their wake a totally trashed neighborhood that has taken over thirty years to recover. Property values and businesses suffered immensely, in what was a pretty decent,
When I was a boy in the 1960s, my father had nine season tickets to the San Francisco 49ers, and on Sundays in the fall would often bring as many as seven of his 11 children to see the team play at Kezar Stadium.

Kezar was at the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park, adjacent to the Haight-Ashbury District. In 1967, there was probably no greater side-by-side contrast of the diverging trends in American culture than between the people inside that stadium, watching a game played on grass, and the people outside the stadium, smoking grass.

At the age of 9,...