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  1. Al Cyone says:

    In 1973 I bought a Greyhound “AmeriPass” and set out to see the USA. My plan was to save money by traveling at night and sightseeing by day but every once in awhile I needed a break from that routine. At the time you could still rent a room at some of the urban “Y”s and I did so in New Orleans and Seattle. When my trip ended in San Francisco I checked into the “Y” there (on the corner of Turk and Hyde) and stayed for about a month until I joined the California Ecology Corps and moved out to Camp Parks in the East Bay area. I remember that, at the SF “Y”, you’d leave your key at the front desk when you went out so visitors could be told that you were out. There was also a large lounge with a row of typewriters (presumably so you could write letters home). It sounds so “ancient” but, in my life, it doesn’t seem that long ago.

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