SF Adventures - Emperor Norton
Easy, historic, walking tour with Norton the First Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
Joshua Norton arrived in San Francisco in 1849 with $40,000. Through shrewd investing, he would turn that nest egg into $250,000 (10 million dollars in today's dollars). In just four years he became one of Golf Rush-era San Francisco's most prominent citizens. In attempting to increase his fortune, he lost everything. Shamed, broken and bankrupt, he would disappear for two years. Reemerging in San Francisco in 1859, he declared himself Emperor. Instead of locking him up as a lunatic, the people of San Francisco embraced his reign and treated him as their emperor for the next 21 years. Join us for this fun, fact filled free tour.
Meet at Dewey Memorial in Union Square at 11.
End at 12:30 at Palace Hotel.
Free to all OLLI members. Bring a guest!
No RSVP required; but you can email to OLLI to be connected with the group coordinator or to get more information.
We invite members of the public to join us in order to check out our program.