A Case for "Frisco"
Here at the offices of The Emperor's Bridge Campaign, opinions are divided as to whether the oft-cited "proclamation" banning use of the word "Frisco" flowed from the pen of Emperor Norton himself. Certainly, there are reasons to doubt it.
Against this backdrop comes an intriguing discovery.
In a brief article last year, veteran San Francisco journalist Lynn Ludlow offered a fascinating, erudite and thought-provoking account of why early Herb Caen had it all wrong on "Frisco."
The crux of Ludlow's case: