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teaperson writes "The myth is that Boston's cockamamie streets were laid out by cows. That story can be put to the lie at the Boston Public Library's Leventhal Map Collection, which just received a $10 million endowment from the eponymous Norman Leventhal, a 90-year-old Boston real estate developer, as well as 178 rare maps of Boston and the rest of the world. Some of his favorites are shown on Boston.com."