Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Antonio Maceo Grajales
Lugarteniente General, Ejercito Libertador de Cuba
— Lieutenant General, Cuban Liberation Army —
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. 27° 57.645′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a pillar which is topped by a bust of Antonio Maceo Grajales. The pillar also features the coat of arms of Cuba, which additionally appears above the main gate into the park.
The Parque Amigos de Jose Martí 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.