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Colorful 19th Century San Francisco Characters(Talk)

Friday, November 3, 2017, 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM
AV office
1821 Catalina Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94707
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Colorful 19th Century San Francisco Characters (Talk)


WHENNovember 3, 2017, 3:00-4:00

: Ashby Village Office
               1821 Catalina Ave,
               Berkeley, CA 94707 

 Ashby Village volunteer Mark Tarses will talk about some colorful characters who lived in San Francisco in the 1800s, including: 

- Emperor Norton, who truly believed that he was the Emperor of the United States. 


- Big Bertha, his romantic leading lady weighed 350 to 400 pounds. Nevertheless, she was San Francisco's pin-up girl of her time. Big Bertha made a fortune swindling romantic suitors who wanted to marry her.