Frank A. Metcalf

Obit:Friday, April 4, 1969

End of the Trail

Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.

Frank A. Metcalf, 86, first registered professional engineer in Alaska and three-time territorial highway engineer, died April 4 in Alameda, California. First coming to Juneau in 1913, Metcalf was the city's first engineer. He organized the Sitka Elks Lodge and was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska. In an obituary which he wrote before his death, the pioneer engineer stated: "I have tramped over muskeg and freighted over glaciers. I have brushed out trails for the prospector, surveyed roads for the automobile and laid out landing fields for the airplane." Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Metcalf Turley of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and four grandchildren.� [July1969]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, July 1969

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