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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Rough Riders Passed By Here
 
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
1. The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker
 
Inscription. On June 3, 1898, when Tampa was a cluster of old weather beaten houses floating on an ocean of sand, Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders disembarked from their seven train convoy in Ybor City, five miles from Tampa City Hall.

They commandeered some wagons, and moved men, material and animals, through this intersection to their encampment on the Tampa Bay Hotel Road, about one mile west of the river. The Rough Riders who "could whip Caesar's Tenth Legion," brought enduring fame to Tampa.
 
Erected by First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment- Rough Riders,Inc. Historical Committe: Dr. Jas. W. Covington, Tony Pizzo & Hampton Dunn.
 
Location. 27° 56.834′ N, 82° 27.471′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Franklin Street (Florida Route 60), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Between East Kennedy Boulevard and Jackson Street. This section of Franklin Street is restricted to pedestrian traffic only. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); Tampa POW/MIA (a few steps from this marker); William F. Poe Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James McKay, I (1808 - 1876) (within shouting distance of this marker); Great 1909 Auto Race (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouse Square (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
2. The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker
Near East Kennedy Boulevard on Franklin Street, in Tampa, near the Municipal Building.
 

 
Regarding The Rough Riders Passed By Here. Rough Riders embarkation point was Tampa, Florida.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders. A Guide to the Historical and Contemporary Origins (Submitted on January 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
3. The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker
Seen here along a pedestrian-only section of Franklin Street
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,363 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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