Join the Emperor's Bridge folks for a short adventure and a fun celebration! Help celebrate Emperor Norton's bridge's birthday!
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If you're in the Bay Area on November 12th, please join The Emperor's Bridge Campaign for a celebration to wish the Emperor's bridge a happy 80th birthday — and to show your support for naming the Emperor's bridge...for him!
RINCON + RED'S
The Emperor Norton Bridge Turns 80
Saturday 12 November 2016
Gather in Rincon Park (map)
For picture-postcard views of the bridge
Short walk to Red's Java House
3 to 5 p.m.
Red's Java House (patio) (map)
Beautiful views of the Bay and bridge
Plus: An update on the Campaign's effort to have the bridge named for Emperor Norton in 2022
Although Red's will appreciate the appropriate coin for drinks and food!
Today marks the 136th anniversary of the death of our noble leader, Norton I, Emperor of the United States, Protector of Mexico, and proto-Happy Mutant.
Celebrate his many great, and lasting contributions to San Francisco bay area culture!
(h/t Bjorn Pave!)
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While 'officials' have named the span for Willie Brown, efforts continue to recognize Emperor Norton's bridge as his own.
This in from SF Weekly:
Late Monday night, a group of unidentified artists installed a large sign at the Bay Bridge onramp at Fifth Street, commemorating Joshua A. Norton, not Willie L. Brown. Norton was a famed 19th Century San Francisco eccentric, known for his many, many proclamations, notably the one where he declared himself Emperor of the United States, and later tacked on "Protector of Mexico" to his title. In addition, Norton is best-known for his many decrees about bridges and tunnels that he had hoped to build, connecting San Francisco and Oakland.
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