Library of Congress to get rare map of flat world
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - June 20, 2011 (WPVI) -- An Oregon man has given the Library of Congress a rare and unusual gift: a 120-year-old map supporting the theory that the Earth is flat.
Don Homuth, of Salem, Ore., says the map was given to him by his eighth-grade teacher. It was created by Orlando Ferguson of Hot Springs, S.D.
Homuth used to live in Fargo and was a North Dakota state senator.
Library of Congress spokesman Robert Morris told The Forum newspaper that officials checked more than 75 maps before confirming the design was one-of-a-kind.
He says the only other known copy of the map is in the Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs.
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