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[[Kool-Aid & Twinkies|Dan White]], the Supervisor who killed fellow Supervisor [[HARVEY MILK A Reflection by Harry Britt |Harvey Milk]] and [[Mayor George Moscone|Mayor George Moscone]] at City Hall on November 27th, 1978, has become the City of Tolerance's symbol of intolerance--of narrow-minded, parochial bigotry that can explode into violence. Oddly, he grew up in the City's most cosmopolitan neighborhood--at least in terms of its street signs. In just a few blocks you can experience Paris, London, Moscow, Naples, Madrid, Lisbon, Vienna, Edinburgh, Prague, Dublin, and Munich, not to mention France, Persia, Russia, and Brazil.
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'''Russia Avenue north at Paris Street, 1927, car wreck at left.'''
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[[Kool-Aid & Twinkies|Dan White]], the Supervisor who killed fellow Supervisor [[HARVEY MILK A Reflection by Harry Britt |Harvey Milk]] and [[Mayor George Moscone|Mayor George Moscone]] at City Hall on November 27th, 1978, has become the City of Tolerance's symbol of intolerance--of [[DAN WHITE SUPPORTERS|narrow-minded, parochial bigotry]] that can explode into violence. Oddly, he grew up in the City's most cosmopolitan neighborhood--at least in terms of its street signs. In just a few blocks you can experience Paris, London, Moscow, Naples, Madrid, Lisbon, Vienna, Edinburgh, Prague, Dublin, and Munich, not to mention France, Persia, Russia, and Brazil.
  
 
After he was released from prison on January 6, 1984, White wound up asphyxiating himself here by running a car in his tightly-closed garage. Though he was mourned by most San Francisco police, who had wildly cheered the assassination of their own mayor, the City as a whole was not exactly grief-stricken at White's demise.
 
After he was released from prison on January 6, 1984, White wound up asphyxiating himself here by running a car in his tightly-closed garage. Though he was mourned by most San Francisco police, who had wildly cheered the assassination of their own mayor, the City as a whole was not exactly grief-stricken at White's demise.
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Unfinished History

Excelvis$dan-whites-hood-moscow-fr.jpg

Dan White's Neighborhood: Moscow and France Streets in the Excelsior

Photo: David Green

Russia-Ave-north-at-Paris-St-1927-SFPL.jpg

Russia Avenue north at Paris Street, 1927, car wreck at left.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Dan White, the Supervisor who killed fellow Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone at City Hall on November 27th, 1978, has become the City of Tolerance's symbol of intolerance--of narrow-minded, parochial bigotry that can explode into violence. Oddly, he grew up in the City's most cosmopolitan neighborhood--at least in terms of its street signs. In just a few blocks you can experience Paris, London, Moscow, Naples, Madrid, Lisbon, Vienna, Edinburgh, Prague, Dublin, and Munich, not to mention France, Persia, Russia, and Brazil.

After he was released from prison on January 6, 1984, White wound up asphyxiating himself here by running a car in his tightly-closed garage. Though he was mourned by most San Francisco police, who had wildly cheered the assassination of their own mayor, the City as a whole was not exactly grief-stricken at White's demise.

--Dr. Weirde

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Dan White's Hood: London and Brazil Streets

Photo: David Green

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