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Hippie history

September 4, 2008
By RICK CHATENEVER, Maui Scene Editor

Not long after Hawaii became a state, the hippies started arriving. Many were fleeing all the upheaval rocking the Mainland at the time - the Vietnam war, the racism, the riots in the streets. With their long hair, their VW bugs and no more worldly possessions than a backpack could hold, they weren't exactly welcomed in the islands, which were going through their own growing pains, trying to shrug off their plantation past and become United State No. 50.

 
 
 

 

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