“It’s on the map, so it must be real. In the 1950s, a dirt-road intersection in the Catskill Mountains was the site of a rusty old general store, bearing the anagrammed initials of road map publisher Otto G. Lindberg and an assistant, Ernest Alpers. Despite having a population of zero, the mapmakers put Agloe on the map, and there it stayed until the 90s, when it was deleted from print. This and other copyright trap towns that appear on maps but don’t exist are central to author John Green’s “Paper Towns,” about a runaway teen and her one-time friend sleuthing out her trail.”
Our very own Zach repping Nerdfighters in his article!