We asked thoughtful locals why the 1970s left such a lasting imprint on Austin. We received many provocative answers, which we’ll share here first.
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Sherry Matthews, advocacy marketer
I arrived in 1969 just out of college and was going to work for the American-Statesman night desk as a lowly copyeditor until I saw the Sunday editorial by then editor whose name escapes me that suggested people should shoot the asses of offensive skinny dippers at Hippie Hollow with buckshot! I was aghast!