Emperor Norton

29 May 2024

There’s A New Documentary About Emperor Being Made…and Guess Who’s in it!

Shortly after I first moved to San Francisco I learned about Joshua Abraham Norton aka Emperor Norton I, the Gold Rush era eccentric who, after losing all his money (and subsequently losing his marbles as well), showed back up in San Francisco in full royal regalia and declared himself the

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13 Sep 2023

San Francisco to Name Street After Emperor Norton

While San Francisco doesn’t have the Beastie Boys, we do have Emperor Norton! On Sunday, September 17th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be a celebration honoring the official naming of Emperor Norton Place. It’s all going down at the Northwest corner of Montgomery and Commercial Streets. For

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10 Jul 2024

This Literary Magazine Release Party Will Be Epic!

The Huge Release Party for the Literary Magazine In case you haven’t heard, we just put out an incredible literary magazine called The Dreams I Dreamt: Letters to San Francisco. It’s a gift to San Francisco, where 19 of The City’s best authors and poets – writers with SO many

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07 Nov 2022

10 Fun Facts About San Francisco You May Not Know

You think you know a lot about San Francisco? Well let’s see how many of these fun facts you already had stored in your noggin. You’re about to be so much better at SF trivia. 1. Alcatraz was the only federal prison to offer hot-water showers, supposedly to dissuade prisoners

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19 Jul 2021

Emperor Norton Trash Cans Arrive In Downtown SF

It’s not the renaming of the Bay Bridge for Emperor Norton that we’ve been hoping for, but it’s something. A Facebook post from the Emperor Norton Trust points out there is one newly installed Bigbelly trash can dedicated to Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico  near

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15 Sep 2020

Emperor Norton And The 1860s Black Activism Movement

It’s the 161-year anniversary of Emperor Norton declaring himself “Emperor of these United States” in the pages of the 1859 San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin. While this bizarre move catapulted Emperor Joshua Norton I to status as a beloved local cult figure for centuries, our frequent celebrations and homages to

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04 Feb 2017

Emperor Norton’s 199th Birthday Party is Tonight!

You probably know that I’m a big fan of Emperor Norton by now. He was SF’s original eccentric weirdo and was much loved by the City’s residents. I wrote about my love for him and for Emperor Norton’s Boozeland right here. Well it appears that it’s Emperor Norton’s 199th birthday

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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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17 Sep 2015

Raise Your Glass & Some Funds For Stuart & Tom This Saturday!

The lovers, the dreamers and thee.  Yes, they still exist in San Francisco and this Saturday you have the chance to mix among them once again and remember why you chose to sit on that dock of the bay. This past week was Citizenship Day and also in,1859, the day that

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