Don Homuth, a former North Dakota state senator and current resident of Salem, Oregon, will donate the sole complete copy of the Map of a Square and Stationary Earth by Orlando Ferguson to the Library of Congress. Homuth was given the map by his eighth-grade English teacher John Hildreth who had received it from his grandfather. He didn’t realize it was the only one left intact until he contacted the LoC to arrange for the donation.
Robert Morris, senior technical information specialist in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, said they searched through 75 to 100 related maps before confirming they didn’t have a similar map in its collections.
“Probably very few copies were printed, and even fewer survived,” he said. […]
“For years and years I had it folded away,” [Don Homuth] said. “It was a shock to hear it may be the only (map of its kind) in the world.”
The only other copy known to exist is in the Pioneer Museum of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Ferguson’s home town and the city where the map was first printed in 1893 (the same year the building that now houses the museum was built as a school). The museum’s copy, however, is missing the bottom of the map and footer [Edit: No it isn’t! The Pioneer Museum’s map is almost intact, but its left and right sides appears to have been trimmed and it’s in overall poor condition] with Bible verses condemning “the globe theory” and the following irresistible offer from Prof. Orlando Ferguson:
Send 25 Cents to the Author, Prof. Orlando Ferguson, for a book explaining this Square and Stationary Earth. It Knocks the Globe Theory Clean Out. It will Teach You How to Foretell Eclipses. It is Worth Its Weight in Gold.
I have searched high and low but cannot, alas, find a copy of this most excellent book on the Internet. I can’t even find a quote from it, and I’d dearly love to read the explanation of how Ferguson’s earth is supposed to work. Just from looking at it you see that Ferguson espoused not just a flat earth, but a square earth with angels manning each of the four corners; however, the only explanations on the map itself are Biblical rebuttals of a spherical earth (the most adorable of which is a cartoon in the upper right margin depicting men clinging desperately to a swiftly moving globe), not affirmative defenses of Ferguson’s map.
It seems a less than fully honest rendering of the quadri-cornered earth concept. The earth itself, the continents and oceans, are arranged in a circle and only set against a square framework. The northern hemisphere is a convex mound in the middle of a concave bowl of the southern hemisphere, presumably a structure that solves the problem of why the oceans don’t fall off the edge of the flat earth like in that atrocious Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. Of course now there’s a whole new problem: how do you persuade the oceans to properly position themselves up the sides of the bowl to keep sub-Saharan Africa, Australia and South America from being constantly under water?
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I am also very interested in receiving a copy of the pamphlet. The map was included in a book on Cosmigraphy I received for Christmas, and I have been fascinated with it. This thread has been a delight to read.
My Mom was born in Oral and grew up there.
Her name was Vera Wilson.. Her dad ran the general store and was a trader . My niece and her husband on several things in Oral, and live there currently My mom is buried at the Oral Cemetery Vera Kemp.
Small world huh??
I recently saw this map on an episode of Pawnstars.
Oh cool. What did they say about it?
Would some one please email me a PDF of the book.
🙂 Fantastic exchange; this has been the only blog which has caused me to read it from start to finish. I too would like to request a PDF of the book if able. Its really good to see the interaction, preservation of history, and truth being sought, especially concerning the Lord.
I would be interested in the PDF of the Orlando Ferguson publication you have…
I spent some time trying to find this book…
Would you send me an electronic copy …
Hi there. I would also be interested in a copy of the PDF.
Interesting, I would love to receive a copy of the book
I have been looking for a copy of the “book” for years.
If possible I would like to get a PDF.
Ok, that’s just plain funny… :yes:
I was referring to the disembodied head comment … but I too would love any copy/info on this book as well.
the earth is not square. tis a disk. read ‘double bill’ by s ayoade on amazon
I suppose & assume each and everyone of you scientific minds have personally penetrated “THE DOME” and have first-handed/personally sailed the galaxy and KNOSIS with absolute certatinty that it is contrary to what the “3D” ( HALO-GRAFIA)TRUE NAME OF “THE BOOK”
AKA: ( HOLY-BIBLIOS) & ITS AUTHOR;
“THE MOST HIGH” OF ALL CREATION SAYS…
MR. ORLANDO FERGUSON is only painting a picture of what was CREATED & ESTABLISHED.
He does not take any credit but rather,
Simply going on intuitive/inspiration brought foward from ON HIGH…
There is nothing NEW UNDER THE SUN/SON to all your arrogant GRASSHOPPERS..!
“THE MOST HIGH” always gives insight to whom you least expect…For HE WILLS IT..!
LIKE IT OR LUMP IT..!
Anyone want to take on A GEBER..?
Hi Jeff, Can I get the PDF publication from UCRiverside? firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Jeff, Could I get A PDF of that also? Thank you.
Is that PDF still floating around? How can one get a copy? Google et al are no help!?
Hello i am from Germany.
I am searching for this book but cannot find it anywhere and i am not able to go to the library in South Dakota.
Can somebody help me?
my mail: freddyvierfinger(at)gmail.com
I would love to have a copy of the PDF if possible.
Or, has it been uploaded anywhere I can read it ?
I would love to have a copy of the PDF if possible. I am from Europe so it is hard to physically attend library in USA. email is hrobro (at) meta.ua
I have been searching for this book like crazy and would be so grateful if yourself or anyone else could email me a pdf copy. Thank you so much Jeff or anyone else in advance.
my email: email@example.com
I’m not sure if the site is bugging but it won’t let me comment saying I made duplicates so if you see them forgive me.
Is it possible to send a copy of the book to me?
can I purchase or view a copy of this book please
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Please email me a PDF of the pamphlet! I have scoured the internet for it and have come up with nothing 🙁
I would love to have a copy of the PDF if possible.
Thank you in advance!