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Attempt On The Life Of Jose Marti

1893

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
1. Attempt On The Life Of Jose Marti Marker
Inscription. In a small isolated cottage located in this vicinity, an attempt to poison Jose Marti, the leader of the Cuban Insurrection of 1895, was made by two Spanish agents. Marti's intuition saved his life. The traitors repented and Marti forgave them.

Two years later the plotters distinguished themselves as patriots in the battle-field as Marti had predicted. Jose Marti lost his life during the skirmish at Dos Rios May 19, 1895.
 
Erected 1962 by Ybor City Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 27° 57.734′ N, 82° 26.657′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North 14 th Street near 10 Avenue ( East Palm Avenue), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Circulo Cubano (a few steps from this marker); The Cherokee Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa (within shouting distance of this marker); José Martí (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Attempt On The Life Of Jose Marti Marker
La Liga Patriotica De Instruccion (about 400 feet away); Ybor City's First Fire Station (about 500 feet away); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (about 500 feet away); “Cuba” (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jose Marti. born in Havana in 1853. At seventeen he was exiled to Spain for his opposition to colonial rule. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Battle of Dos Ríos. Fought in Cuba during its war of independence from Spain. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Cuban Revolution
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,373 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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