1869 - 1926George Sterling represented California in the world of poetry for a generation. His works included "A Wine of Wizardry." "Testimony of the Suns," and "The House of Orchids." Sometimes called ?the last bohemian', he was an eccentric beloved by Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, and Ina Coolbrith. His most memorable lines are his salute to San Francisco: "And great is thy tenderness, O cool, gray city of love!"
1913 - 1990One of the great international stars of tennis, Alice Marble learned to play in Golden Gate Park. Her strength and style changed the game as she won major championships including six Wimbledon trophies. She was rated the top woman tennis player from 1936 through 1940 and is in the Tennis Hall of Fame. She also advanced the careers of other players as a champion of equal rights. Her off court life was even more glamorous and dramatic, as recounted in her autobiography, "Courting Danger."