I have found that if I have faith in myself and in the idea I am tinkering with, I usually win out.

– Charles F. Kettering

Beautiful bird’s eye view of San Diego, California from 1876

This old map shows San Diego, California in the late 19th century.

Beautifully detailed map of Martha’s Vineyard from 1954

Historic map of Martha’s Vineyard from 1954

Beautifully restored map of Miami, Florida from 1934

Historic bird’s eye view of Miami, Florida from 1934

Old map showing a bird’s eye view of Mansfield, Mass in 1879

This old map shows Mansfield, Massachusetts when only 2,700 people lived there.

Historic old map shows Chicago, Illinois as it looked in 1833

Amazing old map showing Chicago when it was first incorporated as a town in 1833

Amazing old map of New Britain, Connecticut from 1875

This map shows New Britain, Connecticut in 1875.

Theodore Roosevelt, “Train Yourself to Be Fearless”

He says that at the outset almost every man is frightened when he goes into action, but…

Beautifully restored map of Jacksonville, Florida from 1876

Historic bird’s eye view of Jacksonville, Florida in 1876