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Antonio Maceo Grajales

Lugarteniente General, Ejercito Libertador de Cuba

 

—Lieutenant General, Cuban Liberation Army —

 
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By AGS Media, June 14, 2010
1. Antonio Maceo Grajales Marker
Mounted below the heraldic arms of Cuba.
Inscription. Born in Santiago de Cuba 14 June 1845. Rose from Private to Major General during the Ten-years War of Independence 1868-78. During the final War of Independence, he led the 1896 invasion of Cuba from Oriente across 750 miles of continual combat. Famed for brilliant guerrilla tactics, his many victories roused the Cuban people against the Spanish Colonial regime. He perished in combat on 7 December 1896 at Punta Brava, Province of Havana, Cuba.

1845-1896

Nacio en Santiago de Cuba el 14 de Junio 1845. Ascendio de Soldado Raso a Mayor General durante la Guerra de los Diez Años contra España por la Independencia de Cuba 1868-78. Reiniciada la guerra en 1895, realizo la invasion de la isla, 1200 kilometros, de Oriente a Occidente, en un diario combatir de tres meses, poniendo al pueblo de Cuba en pie de guerra contra el regimen colonial. Antonio Maceo murio en combate el 7 de Deciembre de 1896 en Punta Brava, Provincia de La Habana, Cuba.
 
Location. 27° 57.645′ N, 82° 26.715′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Avenue and North 13th Street, on the right when traveling east on East 8th Avenue. Click for map. Marker stands inside the Parque Amigos de Jose Marti
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By AGS Media, June 14, 2010
2. Antonio Maceo Grajales Bust and Marker
(English: Friends of Jose Marti Park), a small gated courtyard park enclosed by an iron fence and stone pillars. The park and marker are inside the Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District). The marker is visible from the TECO Line Streetcar System, which runs along East 8th Avenue, turning south at the corner onto North 13th Street. Across 13th Street from the park the streetcar stops at Cadrecha Plaza Station. 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. Jose Marti (here, next to this marker); La Casa de Pedroso (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (a few steps from this marker); “Cuba” (within shouting distance of this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Ybor City's First Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sociedad La Union Marti~Maceo (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a pillar which is topped by a bust of Antonio Grajales. The pillar
Monuments to Antonio Maceo Grajales and Jose Marti image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 21, 2010
3. Monuments to Antonio Maceo Grajales and Jose Marti
Marti's statue is flanked by the U.S. and Cuban flags.
also features the coat of arms of Cuba, which additionally appears above the main gate into the park.


The Parque Amigos de Jose Marti was privately donated as park land to the Cuban government prior to the country's communist revolution. Today the city lot on which the park sits remains officially the property of the Republic of Cuba, and contains soil brought from each of the island's provinces.
 
Additional keywords. Parque Amigos de Jose Marti, Ybor City Historic District,Cuban Independence
 
Categories. HeroesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Parque Amigos de Jose Marti image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 14, 2010
4. Parque Amigos de Jose Marti
The park's entrance is capped with the Cuban coat of arms.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,235 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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