One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

– Winston Churchill

Historic map of Stratford, Connecticut from 1882

Historic bird’s eye view of Stratford, Connecticut from 1882

Beautifully restored map of Bethel, Connecticut from 1867

Vintage landowners map of Bethel, Connecticut as it used to be

Historical map of Guilford, Connecticut created in 1893

This old map shows Guilford, CT as it looked in the late 19th century.

San Juan, Puerto Rico once had snow delivered by plane for those who had never experienced it

Felisa Rincón de Gautier was the first woman to be elected Mayor of a capital city in the Americas.

Vintage hand-colored map of Connecticut from 1857

This beautiful hand drawn map of Connecticut was created in 1857 by Laura Roys, a student who attended Hartford Female Seminary, an all-female academy in Hartford, Connecticut. The map is beautifully colored, with shades of blue, orange, red, pink, yellow, and violet adorning the border of each city and town.