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

On the Día de los Reyes (Three Kings Day), she would bring gifts and treats to the poor and needy children. In 1952, 1953 and 1954, she had plane loads of snow delivered to San Juan so that the children who had never seen or played in snow would be able to do so.

In the early 20th Century, there was no welfare on the island; no social department to provide money or clothing or food for the poor, but no jibaro would let another jibaro starve. The jibaros were a people steeped in tradition, the noblest of which was their hospitality, and Rincón de Gautier lived that tradition to the fullest. (Wikipedia)

Map of Texas and Loyal Colonies, sometimes referred to as the United States

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1880 Plan for U.S. Treasury Building on St. Paul Island, Alaska

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Vintage Map of Beverly, Massachusetts from 1886

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My business is not to remake myself, but to…

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