Emperor Norton

23 Sep 2015

This is Why San Francisco is Such a Magical Place

San Francisco is a special place. A place where we never leave the house without layers. Where it’s normal to call in sick to work because it’s finally 80 degrees and you want to drink a beer in the park. A place where most adults have costume boxes and where

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05 Dec 2013

A New Tradition: Toast the Union Square Xmas Tree with Emperor Norton!

The fight to make the official name of the Bay Bridge, The Emperor Norton Bridge continues. Check out thus rad event. All the info is from the FB invite. Starting in 1880, and every year since, a grand tree has stood in San Francisco’s Union Square during the holiday season —

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09 Jul 2013

Let’s Reignite the Movement to Name the Bay Bridge the “Emperor Norton Bridge”

Shortly after I first moved to San Francisco I learned about Joshua Abraham Norton aka Emperor Norton I, the Gold Rush era eccentric who first declared that we should build a bridge from San Francisco to Oakland. Norton had lost all his money speculating on Peruvian Rice, and subsequently lost

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