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Metzen, Daniel F. California Relief Map Collection
MC 75  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room
    Title: Daniel F. Metzen California Relief Map Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MC 75
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet 1 Archival Box
    Date (inclusive): 1956-1970
    Abstract: Collection contains 24 relief maps produced by the Defense Mapping Agency that cover portions of the State of California.

    Biographical / Historical

    Daniel F. Metzen was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1916. By the early 1940s, he had moved to California, working at a Quarantine Station at Hornbrook, Siskiyou County, located along what was then Highway 99. He also worked at Fruit Growers in Hilt, California, as a book keeper. He married Elaine Quigley in 1944. In 1958, Metzen received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from Southern Oregon College in Ashland, Oregon. He then went on, 1963, to earn a Master of Science degree in Biology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Eventually moving to the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael, Metzen taught Biology at San Juan High School from 1963 to 1967 and Environmental Conservation at American River College (ARC) from 1968 to 1982. He enjoyed exploring the different areas of California and especially embraced the variety of flora that the state offered. Not only was this a hobby for him, but he used his many photographs and trip experiences to add life to his instruction at ARC. He also used topographical maps to grow his own practical knowledge of the areas he explored and in order to share this information with students and those who had similar interests in conserving the environment. Metzen passed away in 1993.

    Scope and Contents

    1. Eureka, CA, OR NK 10-7 10 1958 partially rev 1966
    2. Santa Maria, CA NI 10-6, 9 1956 partially rev 1962
    3. Santa Cruz, CA NJ 10-12 1956
    4. Chico, CA , NV NJ 10-3 1958 partially rev 1966
    5. Long Beach, CA NI 11-7 1970
    6. Santa Rosa, CA NJ 10-5 1970
    7. Sacramento, CA NJ 10-6 1970
    8. San Jose, CA NJ 10-9 1969
    9. San Francisco, CA NJ 10-8 1956 partially rev 1969
    10. Death Valley, CA, NV NJ 11-11 1970
    11. Bakersfield, CA NI 11-1 1971
    12. Trona, CA NI 11-2 1957 partially rev 1963
    13. San Diego, CA NI 11-11 1970
    14. El Centro, AZ, CA NI 11-12 1958
    15. Santa Ana, CA NI 11-8 1979
    16. Salton Sea, CA, AZ NI 11-9 1959
    17. San Luis Obispo, CA NI 10-3 1956
    18. Alturas, CA, OR NK 10-9 1954
    19. Susanville, CA NK 10-12 1962
    20. Kingman, AZ, NV, CA NI 11-3 1969
    21. Needles, CA, AZ NI 11-6 1956
    22. Pinnacles National Monument Park, CA (10 inch x 7 inch)
    23. Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA (10 inch x 7 inch)
    24. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA (10 inch x 7 inch)

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Daniel F. Metzen California Relief Map Collection, MC 75, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.