MYS252: Joshua Abraham Norton had an amazing life and was a titan among men. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the story of Norton’s life in the 1800s, with his rise from humble circumstances to wealth and power to humility and back again, and learn what made him so amazing.
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Links for this episode:
- Emperor Norton Trust website
- Photos of Emperor Norton
- Proclamations of Emperor Norton
- Robert Cowan’s pamphlet Norton I: Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico
- Emperor Norton
- Bummer and Lazarus
- The Emperor’s bridge proclamations
- E Clampus Vitus
- Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine
- Name It the Emperor Norton Bridge
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