Most ‘Hippie’ Town in Each State

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The hippie (also spelled hippy) countercultural movement began during the 1960s and 1970s and rejected many of the mores and norms of mainstream American life at the time. It later spread to other countries. The origins could be traced to involvement in opposition to the USA involvement in the Vietnam War and participation in musical festivals. Hippies generally felt alienated from the typical middle-class society and they developed its own distinctive lifestyle, favoring long hair and casual, typically wearing “psychedelic” colours for their clothes. They advocated nonviolence and love, originating the phrase being “Make love, not war,”. The musical ‘Hair‘, was a celebration of the hippie lifestyle and values. There is a legacy from this movement that still permeates aspects of western society today.

ThrilList named the following towns as the most ‘hippie’ in each USA state:

Alabama – Fairhope
Alaska – Homer
Arizona – Bisbee
Arkansas – Madison County
California – Santa Cruz
Colorado – Manitou Springs
Connecticut – New Haven
Delaware – The Woodlands
Florida – Key West
Georgia – Athens
Hawaii – Pa’ia
Idaho – Stanley
Illinois – Makanda
Indiana – Bloomington
Iowa – Decorah
Kansas – Lawrence
Kentucky – Louisville
Louisiana – Abita Springs
Maine – Unity
Maryland – Takoma Park
Massachusetts- Northampton
Michigan – Ann Arbor
Minnesota – Duluth
Mississippi – Bay St. Louis
Missouri – Tecumseh
Montana – Missoula
Nebraska – Lincoln
Nevada – Reno
New Hampshire – Keene
New Jersey – Lambertville
New Mexico – Madrid
New York – Ithaca
North CarolinaAsheville
North Dakota – Fargo
Ohio – Yellow Springs
Oklahoma – Medicine Park
Oregon – Ashland
Pennsylvania – New Hope
Rhode Island – Charlestown
South Carolina – Folly Beach
South Dakota – Spearfish
Tennessee – Summertown
Texas – San Marcos
Utah – Moab
Vermont – Burlington
Virginia – Buckingham County
Washington – Olympia
West Virginia – Fayetteville
Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Wyoming – Laramie

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