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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

"I Pledge Allegiance..."

 
 
"I Pledge Allegiance" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 4, 2020
1. "I Pledge Allegiance" Marker
Inscription.  Francis J. Bellamay, called "the most neglected patriot in American history", wrote the immortal words of the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, while an editor on the magazine, Youth Companion, in 1892. He lived in Tampa and worked as advertising manager for Tampa Electric Co. in his sunset years. He died here Aug. 28, 1931. The Tampa Tribune editorialized: "The Pledge of Allegiance of Francis Bellamy, will go on through centuries serving the nation he loved."
 
Erected by The Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with The Tampa Electric Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 27° 54.184′ N, 82° 29.364′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and West Wallcraft Avenue, in the median on Bayshore Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battlefield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Convent of the Holy Names
"I Pledge Allegiance" Marker looking south on Bayshore Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 4, 2020
2. "I Pledge Allegiance" Marker looking south on Bayshore Boulevard
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Roosevelt Elementary School (approx. one mile away); (Formerly) Jules Verne Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hyde Park's Bungalow Terrace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Congregation Schaari Zedek (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Additional keywords. loyalty oaths
 
The Pledge of Allegiance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 16, 2019
3. The Pledge of Allegiance
This monument in Salt Lake City shows the version in use from 1924 to 1954.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on August 6, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.
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