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When Blue Jeans Got a Bad Name

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When Blue Jeans Got a Bad Name

Over the fourth of July weekend in 1947, 4,000 motorcycle riders roared into Hollister, California for a three-day rally. The small town woke to motorcyclists in an unusual uniform: leather jackets and blue jeans.

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