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The Rough Riders Passed By Here

 
 
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 5, 2022
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & VehiclesWar, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1815.
 
Location. 27° 56.867′ N, 82° 27.488′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Franklin
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Street just north of East Kennedy Boulevard (State Road 60), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Lykes Gaslight Square Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John F. Kennedy in Tampa (here, next to this marker); The Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa's First Paved Sidewalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa POW/MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); William F. Poe Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. James McKay, I (1808 - 1876) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
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.
 
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker at new location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 5, 2022
2. The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker at new location
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 2008
3. The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
4. The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker
Near East Kennedy Boulevard on Franklin Street, in Tampa, near the Municipal Building.
The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, July 30, 2010
5. The Rough Riders Passed By Here Marker
Seen here along a pedestrian-only section of Franklin Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2024. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,468 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2024, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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