Joshua A. Norton died in January 8, 1880, but not before improving the lives of those around him. He was the self declared Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. He printed his own money, which was accepted in many fine establishments throughout The City.

In addition to being the Emperor of the People, he was responsible for stopping a race riot against Asian immigrants by reciting the Lord's Prayer repeatedly until the crowd disbursed.

He is known as a saint in the Discordian Church for his accomplishments and sheer awesomeness.

The City proposed naming the new Bay Bridge after Norton, but the proposal was rejected by Oakland City Council because they lack a sense of humor.

Like most dead San Franciscans, he's buried in Colma. His grave can be found in Woodlawn Cemetery at 37.679436 N, 122.468697 W.


Whoever after due and proper warning shall be heard to utter the abominable word "Frisco", which has no linguistic or other warrant, shall be deemed guilty of a High Misdemeanor, and shall pay into the Imperial Treasury as penalty the sum of twenty-five dollars. —1872