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Welcome to the Burning man Timeline

In 1986 the first Man burns on a San Francisco Beach.

Larry Harvey and his friend Jerry James knock together an improvised wooden figure and drag it down to Baker beach on the Summer Solstice.  They light it up, and a curious crowd gathers to watch it burn.

And so it began. Please explore this interactive timeline to see what Burning Man was and what it may become.

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