September 14, 2017 – Emperor Norton (Bill Hodges)

Berkeley Country Club

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Bill Hodges does a historical representation of Emporer Norton.  Be sure and attend this event

He dresses up like him and teaches us about this incredibly interesting individual.

Emperor Norton – Joshua Abraham Norton, known as Emperor Norton, was a citizen of San Francisco, California, who in 1859 proclaimed himself “Norton I, Emperor of the United States”. He later expanded his pretense by claiming to be “Protector of Mexico” as well. Wikipedia

Born: 1818, England, United Kingdom

Died: January 8, 1880, San Francisco, CA

Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Colma, CA

Parents: Duns Scotus

Known for: Proclaiming himself “Emperor of the United States”