Famous Californians (words, not pictures)

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Author known for portrayal of Great Depression, Monterey
First American woman in space
Naturalist who founded Sierra Club, urged protection of Yosemite
Explorer, Mexican-American War and Civil War general, first Republican presidential nominee
Actor, SAG President, CA Governor (R, 1967-75), U.S. President (R, 1981-89)
Publishing tycoon with political aspirations, inspiration for Citizen Kane
Francisan friar who founded nine Spanish missions in California
Author who wrote about life in the Klondike around 1900
Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and CA Governor (R) (first name acceptable)
Pioneering female aviator, lost while attempting round-the-world flight
Governor of CA (1943-53), Later Supreme Court Chief Justice (1953-69)
Oakland Raiders coach, NFL commentator, video game namesake
Photographer of Yosemite, Taos Pueblo, other western sites
Actor/comedian known for hosting Oscars, USO shows, golf tournaments
CA Congresswoman, First Female Speaker of the House (D, 2007-2011)
Gay rights activist, assassinated while SF Supervisor
Ca. 1900 Los Angeles landowner and booster, built Pacific Electric and famous Library
Politician who was U.S. Vice-President (1953-61), and President (1969-74); resigned
Film animator, studio exec, theme park creator
CA Politician, Member of the 'Big Four' Railroaders, Endowed university
CA wine grower, founded UC Davis viticultural school (not Gallo!)
Governor of CA (D, 1975-83 and 2011-); Son of Governor of CA
CA Governor (1911-17) and Senator (1917-45), called for progressive reforms such as recall
Mexican-American United Farm Workers activist
1930s-40s Yankees player with 3 MVPs, record hit streak
The face of Apple computers, iPhones
Baseball player who broke the color barrier
World War II General who commanded U.S. Third Army, slapped a solider
Black/Asian golfer/philander with most majors still currently playing
Actor in Toy Story, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Philadelphia, and Saving Private Ryan

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