A few early Korean immigrants struck fame and fortune. But for most early Korean pioneers, their greatest legacies were in simple virtues such as hard work, determination and raising healthy kids. Highlighted here are the faces of some of the early Korean pioneers who started their immigrant journey in San Francisco. Despite daunting challenges of assimilation, learning a new language and anti-Asian prejudice, these early pioneers contributed to their community in diverse ways. A few of their descendants are recognized here as well as they continue in the footsteps of their first generation trailblazers.