George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts

George Sterling Park and the Alice Marble Tennis Courts (HM1BRJ)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94109 San Francisco County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.074', W 122° 25.196'

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George Sterling
1869 - 1926
George 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!"
Alice Marble
1913 - 1990
One 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."
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:40am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ELLEN KOMP  [2] ELLEN KOMP  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 551065 N 4183920
Decimal Degrees37.80123333, -122.41993333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.074', W 122° 25.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 4.44" N, 122° 25' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)415, 510, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201 Greenwich St, San Francisco CA 94109, US
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The park is under construction (through 10/30/17, it seems) but is well situated at the base of the "crookedest street" in San Francisco, with views of the Golden Gate bridge.

Sep 30, 2017 at 7:07pm PDT by chrishend

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