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Free Online History Days Lecture: Emperor Norton Live

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*

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FREE History Days Lecture

Registration required: https://bit.ly/EmperorNorton

Almost 70 years before Treasure Island was built, its construction was mandated by an imperial proclamation. The royal in question was, of course, San Francisco’s favorite eccentric, Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. His August 1869 decree also required the building of the Bay Bridge.

In this lecture, Emperor Norton himself, as famously portrayed by Joseph Amster, will employ a magic lantern (ok, PowerPoint) to present his life and times, with special emphasis on his connection to Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands.

Speaker: Joseph Amster is a tour guide, journalist, historian, California native, and resident of San Francisco on and off since the ‘70s.

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Cost: FREE*
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