The Emperor's Bridge Campaign

to honor the life + advance the legacy of Emperor Norton

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Here is selected press coverage of The Emperor's Bridge Campaign and its projects:


THE EMPEROR'S BRIDGE CAMPAIGN
 

13 Febuary 2016
KQED

KQED Field Trip: Early San Francisco Images, Maps & Links

The Emperor's Bridge Campaign is under "Online articles."
 

29 January 2016
Mother Jones

Why San Francisco's "Frisco" Debate Will Never, Ever Die

See the text link "likely apocryphal" in the "Emperor strikes back" section.

13 August 2015
Wall Street Journal

In San Francisco, Subjects Still Long for Ersatz Emperor of Yore

"...the boldest efforts to honor the Emperor: The Emperor's Bridge Campaign."
 

11 November 2014
SF Weekly

The Emperor's Bridge Campaign Is Now a Nonprofit *

* Article illustration not associated with the Campaign.
 

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27 November 2013
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Bridge Name Game

 

CHANGE.org PETITION TO NAME THE BAY BRIDGE FOR EMPEROR NORTON
 

20 October 2013
San Francisco Chronicle

Wide Range of Causes Use Online Petitions

"[Petition author John] Lumea's timing was impeccable. The petition went up Aug. 2...just as the California Legislature discussed naming the western span after Willie Brown. Media outlets quickly jumped on the story; social media, especially Twitter, caught fire. He now has more than 4,400 signatures."
 

22 August 2013
San Jose Mercury News

Move Afoot to Honor Historic S.F. Eccentric

"'The response has been overwhelming,' says writer John Lumea, who created the petition. 'But what's been most moving are the comments people are leaving. He still touches people's hearts, all these years later.'"
 

13 August 2013
San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Petition to Name Bay Bridge After Emperor Norton Gains 1,000 Signatures" 

See the Internet Archive:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130814084157/http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/08/13/petition-name-bay-bridge-after-emperor-norton-gains-1000-signatures

"Nothing personal against [Willie] Brown, says [petition author John] Lumea. He just believes that honor belongs instead to 19th-century San Francisco eccentric Joshua Abraham Norton."
 

13 August 2013
Raw Story

Petition to Name San Francisco's Bay Bridge After Emperor Norton Gains Support

"'Although Emperor Norton is identified as a San Francisco figure, his proclamations calling for a cross-Bay bridge embodied a profound recognition that Oakland needed San Francisco — and that San Francisco needed Oakland,' [petition author John] Lumea wrote."
 

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