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Creason has heard it all. "One I get constantly is, 'Do you have maps of the secret tunnels dug under L.A.?' .... They are secret tunnels and they do not appear on maps," he says.
Amid the stacks of history and genealogy volumes, and the drawers of microfilm, Creason, 65, leaves no doubt about where his heart lies: maps.
Tall and affable, he has helped preserve a street-by-street history of Los Angeles.
"I love to answer map questions," says Creason, who has worked at the Central Library for 32 years and became map librarian in 1989.