Monthly Archive: May, 2011

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Joshua Norton (1819-1880) was a San Francisco businessman who first lost his fortune then his mind, declaring himself Emperor of the United States.┬áSan Francisco, being San Francisco, was behind him all the way.… Read More

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Hannah Duston, the original North Shore tough girl Located in Haverhill Massachusetts, this 1861 monument is believed to be the first public statue depicting a woman to be erected in the United States.… Read More

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