Clampers In The News.
The Emperor Norton Bridge.
Joshua Norton I
Emperor of the United States
and Protector of Mexico.
Yerba Buena #1's very own VNGH (Dr. Bob Chandler) is pushing to have
the western span of the Bay bridge named after Emperor Norton.
Check the following article:
San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, September 27, 2004
A bay bridge by another name.
ROBERT J. CHANDLER.
Mayor Gavin Newsom
City Hall, Room 200
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
The Honorable Gavin Newsom:
As chair of His Majesty's Bridge Committee, appointed through
the intuitive intervention of that acute seer Baba Rebop,
I beseech a boon. I request Your Honor to submit to the Board of
Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco a resolution
requesting the state Legislature to name the western span of the
Bay Bridge after His Majesty, Norton I, Emperor of the United
States and Protector of Mexico.
His Majesty did predict the building of this world famous span in 1869, a time
when only goats and the Central Pacific Railroad coveted Yerba Buena Island.
Such a bridge named after His Imperial Majesty would intrigue hoards of
free-spending tourists to visit the Golden City by the Bay.
San Francisco's nearest competitor is only the Sandwich Islands,
once ruled by mere kings and queens.
His Majesty is a model of fiscal responsibility. San Franciscans accepted
Bonds of the Empire at par, during a decade when U.S. government paper money
and U.S. government coined silver passed among merchants at a discount.
His Majesty looked after the unfortunate of his realm, issuing proclamations
to redress wrongs against African Americans, Chinese, Native Americans and all
others in need of tolerance and acceptance.
His Majesty, through his humble representative, prays that you will grant this petition.
Your Obedient Servant,
ROBERT J. CHANDLER
Chair, His Majesty's Bridge Committee