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Joshua "Emperor Norton I" Norton
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Rest in peace, your Imperial Majesty.
- mrhaw
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014
 
Well played, sir! We could use such as you in our era! I salute your flair!
- Lizzy
 Added: Feb. 12, 2014
 
You were well before your time Mr. Norton. Well done.
- clyde fluitt
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013
 

- Rose
 Added: Nov. 7, 2013
 
Rest In Peace, Your Majesty! You weren't as crazy as many thought!
- James Snow
 Added: Sep. 19, 2013
 
Emperor Norton, May you always rest in peace and dignity. Your influence has never and will never be forgotten.Love, Juliette Ashton of Sacramento, and the entire Ashton Family.
- Juliette Ashton
 Added: Sep. 4, 2013
 

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Jul. 9, 2013
 

- Rose
 Added: May. 21, 2013
 

- Autumn Rhodes
 Added: May. 12, 2013
 

- Butterflyy
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 8, 2013
 

- sniksnak
 Added: Jan. 8, 2013
 
Even though our dear Emperor was somewhat eccentric, he had a good soul. I agree with the Bay Bridge, the tunnel and standing up for the Chinese (few white people did). "It is, therefore, a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." II Maccabees 12:45-46
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Dec. 23, 2012
 
Emperor Norton, the only emperor San Francisco ever had, was a wonderful guy. When I was about 10 in about 1961, I was in The City with my sisters & my father when we were stopped for a parade in honor of Emperor Norton. Our dad didn't know anything about him, but, when we got home, our mom was able to tell us about him and some of the great ideas he had, like the Bay Bridge, & there was a train that ran on the Bay Bridge itself, (before BART). It was a regular train that was declared obsolete & two more traffic lanes were added to the lower deck. (I missed that train, preferred it to all of the traffic). Then the tube was completed & BART started, a whole new way of getting across the bay. It's a shame we didn't have more people with his ideals who were really in power in the Bay Area. There were so many things that could have been done differently, but I still miss my City by the Bay as it was in the late 1950's - early 1970's. But you can't recapture a lost childhood and Portland is the next best thing, my home for over 30 years now. We could use an Emperor of our own!
- if I told you, I'd get stoned!
 Added: Dec. 23, 2012
 
Your Majesty ... I have read and researched many kings and Emperor's of history... but by far you are my favorite rest in peace Your Majesty & May God bless
- PharoE
 Added: Dec. 16, 2012
 
Emperor Norton I, thank you for service.
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 30, 2012
 
Emperor Norton I, Thanks for your humor and grand vision. Although the bay bridge seems like a lot of trouble just to get to Oakland.
- Flying Dutchman
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012
 

- Rose
 Added: Sep. 17, 2012
 

- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Sep. 9, 2012
 

- Lance
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
 
Hooray for eccentricity!
- Butterflyy
 Added: Aug. 24, 2012
 

- Tammy Robinson
 Added: Jun. 25, 2012
 

- Rose
 Added: May. 31, 2012
 
you will forever be Emperor Norton I,.. in our harts
- David Cunningham
 Added: Apr. 9, 2012
 
you will forever be Emperor Norton I,.. in our harts
- David Cunningham
 Added: Apr. 9, 2012
 
An exemplary person who led a fascinating life.
- Judy
 Added: Feb. 2, 2012
 
I light a candle for Joshua "Emperor Norton I" Norton ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 
Rest in peace, your majesty.
- Stuthehistoryguy
 Added: Dec. 29, 2011
 
To Joshua Norton, a great American. A man who wanted to make his adopted country a better place. I will make sure you are remembered for what you wanted to accomplish.
- Johnny Williams
 Added: Dec. 15, 2011
 

- Jen Snoots
 Added: Dec. 6, 2011
 

- simone
 Added: May. 6, 2011
 

- Rose
 Added: Mar. 5, 2011
 

- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Jan. 8, 2011
 
Sleep in Peace
- Michael
 Added: Jan. 8, 2011
 
I hereby proclaim myself to be the sole and lawful heir to Emperor Norton's throne.
- John Hagen-Brenner
 Added: Jan. 7, 2011
 
You honored America by your reign.
- Brontoceratops
 Added: Jan. 6, 2011
 
Died in 1880 on the streets of San Francisco, homeless and abandoned by his former business colleagues and friends,although thirty thousand curious spectators attended the funeral.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 3, 2011
 
1858,Joshua made this proclamation: "At the peremptory request and desire of a large majority of the citizens of the United States, I, Joshua Norton, declare and proclaim myself Emperor of these United States." Samuel Clemens(Mark Twain)based the character of the King in Huckleberry Finn on the eccentric Joshua Norton.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 3, 2011
 
I thought of you after "The Man Who Would be King" with Sean Connery. A bow of respect toward you.
- Tom
 Added: Sep. 25, 2010
 
May you rest in a dignified peace.
- Kiltedbiker
 Added: Sep. 17, 2010
 
Protectors of Norton's legacy
- xngh37 ecv1852
 Added: Aug. 7, 2010
 

- Lester Letson
 Added: Aug. 7, 2010
 

- xngh37 ECV 1852
 Added: Jul. 9, 2010
 
SASTISFACTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Joseph Casarez
 Added: May. 13, 2010
 

- Stuthehistoryguy
 Added: Apr. 7, 2010
 

- Cubbiegirl
 Added: Apr. 3, 2010
 

- Cubbiegirl
 Added: Mar. 17, 2010
 
from a "rich guy" to a lovable character, sometimes loosing it all creates an unseen future
- History Buff
 Added: Jan. 29, 2010
 

- History Major 352
 Added: Jan. 8, 2010
 
130 years ago that you´ve passed away. We need some men with your courage today more than ever!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 8, 2010
 
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