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Featured Maps! San Joaquin Valley

Theme for the week: San Joaquin Valley

January 16-19, 2018

San Joaquin Valley, southern part of the Central Valley, is a place where greatness grows. Mostly surrounded by agricultural land, the valley is fruitful with farms and adorable towns. The valley of eight counties stretches from the Tehachapi Mountains north of Los Angeles, up to the delta region.

Visit Shields Library Map Collection room and check out some popular cities in the area, such as Modesto, Fresno, and Merced, or browse some maps featuring Stanislaus and Fresno River.

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: Pictorial map of Fresno County and mid-California’s Garden of the Sun

by Schmidt Litho. Co (1923)

Call Number: MAP G4361.A35 1923 .S2

Title: Plan and profile : [survey maps of California rivers]

by Geological Survey (1933-)

Call Number: MAP G4361.C3 sVar .U5

  • Stanislaus River (10 Sheets)
  • Fresno River (3 Sheets)
Title: Chart of San Joaquin River, Frank’s Tract to Stockton, Venice Island, Middle River, California

by Triumph Press (1978)

Call Number: MAP G4362.S38E63 1978 .T7

Title: Lower San Joaquin River Flood Control

by California Department of Water Resources, and Division of Design and Construction (1960)

Call Number: MAP G4362.S38N22 1960 .C2

Title: Map of Miller and Lux Inc. lands in Kings, Tulare, Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, California

by Miller & Lux (1930)

Call Number: MAP G4362.S4G46 1930 .M2

Title: Visitor’s guide to Kern County : the heart of the Californias

by Compass Maps, and Kern County Board of Trade (1990)

Call Number: MAP G4363.K4E635 1990 .C6

Title: Friendly Stanislaus County, California : what to see, where to go, with detailed maps

by Chamber of Commerce of Stanislaus County (1955)

Call Number: MAP G4363.S8 1955 .C4

Title: Map of the Modesto Irrigation District, Stanislaus County, California

by Modesto Irrigation District (1975)

Call Number: MAP G4363.S8J4 1975 .M6 (Vert. File)

Title: Tulare County is big country!

by Compass Maps (1974)

Call Number: MAP G4363.T8 1974 .C6

Title: Map of Firebaugh and Fresno County, California

by Compass Maps (1990)

Call Number: MAP G4364.F45 1990 .C6

Title: Modesto, Ceres, and vicinity

by California State Automobile Association (1990)

Call Number: MAP G4364.M57 s23 .C2 1990


Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and holidays.  To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings, Patricia Wyley, and Louis Cashatt.


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