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Neal Cassady young & handsome age 29 checking out cars in North Beach used car lot San Francisco 1955. Bay area Johnny Appleseed of pot,  he’d gambled madly 1— disastrously! — at racetrack, working as conductor on Southern Pacific R.R. had averted train crash years before as brakeman, breaking his ankle, collected insurance, bought his family a house in Los Gatos, visited me on Polk Street, worked on his “First Third” autobiographical manuscript. (Photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate)

Neal Cassady young & handsome age 29 checking out cars in North Beach used car lot San Francisco 1955. Bay area Johnny Appleseed of pot,  he’d gambled madly 1— disastrously! — at racetrack, working as conductor on Southern Pacific R.R. had averted train crash years before as brakeman, breaking his ankle, collected insurance, bought his family a house in Los Gatos, visited me on Polk Street, worked on his “First Third” autobiographical manuscript. (Photo c. Allen Ginsberg Estate)