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Meet the man who travelled to California in 1849 for the Gold Rush, who was to become one of San Francisco's most beloved characters. Joshua Norton proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States", in the Evening Bulletin newspaper on September 17, 1859. He was a famous fixture in the town, one who had his ear to the ground on the social and political issues of the day. A good number of the Emperor's thoughts were published as proclamations in the newspapers and amongst these, the pursuit of connecting San Francisco and Oakland by bridge. Long after the death of Emperor Norton and more than 60 years later, construction began on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and it opened to traffic in 1936. Fast-forward to today, and there is a magnificent art installation on that same bridge. You will hear some of his story over five vignettes, the last one giving you the opportunity to play on (and with) The Emperor Norton Bridge. This app contains life-size holograms and is best used in a large open room with lots of light.


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Published by

Julie Driver


Copyright © 2017 ARtefactVR

Developed by

Julie Driver

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Approximate size

272.67 MB

Age rating

For all ages



This app can

Use your microphone
Access your Internet connection
See your current and past surroundings


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Language supported

English (United States)

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