10/26/2014: "America's First (and only) Emperor"
Tags: Eccentric, San Francisco, Psychotic, Crazy, Lunatic
For years I have heard about the "Emperor" San Francisco harbored in the 1800s. I have always wanted to know more, but never took the time to actively seek out information about Emperor Norton I. Fortunately, this article came through my newsreader. It is definitely worth the read, giving historical and biographical information about this most interesting man and time. It is hard to tell if Joshua Abraham Norton was suffering from a mental illness, playing a well thought out joke, or scamming the good citizens of San Francisco. My thinking is he was playing a joke that he was able to turn into a way of making a living. Regardless, Check it out!