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José Martí
 
José Martí Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
1. José Martí Marker
 
Inscription.
( Spanish )
Desde esta escalinata
En el Año 1893
José Martí
Apóstol de la Libertad
de Cuba
Con elocuentes palabras
pidió a los tabaqueros
Cubanos emigrados que le
ayudasen a conquistar la
independencia de su país,
aportando hombres, armas
y dinero.
Muchos obreros cambiaron
la chaveta por el machete
y otros donaron centenares
de miles de pesos para
salvar de la opresión
a un pueblo y crear
la República de Cuba

[English Translation)
From this staircase in the Year 1893 José Martí, Apostle of Freedom Cuba, with eloquent words asked the tobacco [working] Cubans who have emigrated, help to conquer [for] independence of his country, providing men, weapons and money. Many workers have changed the key for machete and other donated hundreds thousands of pesos to save from oppression a people and create the Republic of Cuba
 
Erected 1950 by Rotary Club of Ybor City.
 
Location. 27° 57.69′ N, 82° 26.655′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Avineda Republica de Cuba. Click for map. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa between East 8th Avenue and East 9th Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
 
José Martí Marker, with the mentioned stairway Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
2. José Martí Marker, with the mentioned stairway
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa (a few steps from this marker); The Cherokee Club (within shouting distance of this marker); La Liga Patriotica De Instruccion (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chino-Pajarito Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ybor City's First Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Attempt On The Life Of Jose Marti (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Cuba" The Official Newspaper of the Cuban Revolutionary Party (about 300 feet away); El Circulo Cubano (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  José Martí , from Wikipedia. a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. (Submitted on December 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Ybor Square and José Martí Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 13, 2010
3. Ybor Square and José Martí Marker
 
 
José Martí Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
4. José Martí
 
 
Top of the stairs Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
5. Top of the stairs
Ybor Square, Tampa's Historic Market Place,American Cigar Co. Factory No. 20 Dist. Fla.
 
 
José Martí Monument, located on the corner of 14th Avenue and 10th Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
6. José Martí Monument, located on the corner of 14th Avenue and 10th Street
1853-1895
Orden
Caballero de la Luz Inc.
(Order Knight of the Light Inc.)
Coordinates: 27.962331, -82.444337
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,693 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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