Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico
In 1859, a San Francisco eccentric proclaimed himself "Emperor of these United States." His colorful existence leads us all to consider how we see reality. Joshua Norton's life is history that deserves to be remembered.
In 1859, a San Francisco eccentric proclaimed himself “Emperor of these United States.” His colorful existence leads us all to consider how we see reality. Joshua Norton’s life is history that deserves to be remembered.
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