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were (are) and the intent of this site. The What's
New page highlights additions to this web so returning visitors might
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posts occasional missives of interest.
Recent Free News
The Diggers published a "virtual street sheet" on St. Valentine's
Day (2017) about the controversy involving the San Francisco Recreation
& Park Commission's denial of Boots Hughston's request for a permit to
hold a Free Summer of Love 50th Anniversary event in Golden Gate Park.
Feel free to forward this new
Digger sheet to anyone who might be interested. (Also
posted on the archivist's blog.)
The Digger Death of Money 50th anniversary event took place at Shaping
San Francisco studio on Oct 26 2016. A new Digger Broadside was distributed
along with other handouts. The "Death of Money Opera" digger sheet/broadside
here. The audio of the event is
The old Digger
Forum Discussion Group was archived. Now many of the participants have moved
on to various social media (a concept barely understood at the time) but the
archivist here maintains a
WordPress blog. Feel free to check
The links on the left border show the main sections of the Digger
Archives. A one-page summary of the critical texts in the archive (including street
sheets, broadsides, manifestos, posters, videos, interviews, histories) is
located here: Highlights of the Digger Archive.
The Digger Thesis
The 1960s Counterculture was a pebble in a pond with ripples spreading
outward into the larger society. The San Francisco Diggers at the
center of that wave embodied the cultural changes
still felt and seen today worldwide.
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"When comes the time to leave this world someday, what you get to keep is
what you gave away."
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This page last updated:
June 19, 2017