Deceased Man's Treasured Maps Go To L.A. Library

A Los Angeles real estate agent clearing out the house of a man who died found tens of thousands of maps, stuffed in cabinets and closets, even inside a stereo. One was from 1592, the L.A. Times reports. The collection of the late John Feathers has now been donated to the L.A. Central Library — more maps than the library collected in 100 years.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A Los Angeles real estate agent walked into a tiny old house. The owner had died and his job was to throw everything in a dumpster. The L.A. Times reports the man found something he could not throw away - tens of thousands of maps. They were stuffed in cabinets and closets, even inside a stereo. One was from 1592. The collection of the late John Feathers has now been donated to the L.A. Central Library - more maps than the library collected on its own in 100 years. It's MORNING EDITION.

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