Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
[Crossed Sabres Emblem]
1st U.S. Volunteer
Rough Riders Park
Dedicated March 1, 2003
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
Which Would Have Overcome Men
Less Brave and Determined"
[Emblem of Hiker of '98]
United Spanish War Veterans
To The City Of Tampa, Florida
at the fourty-sixth National Convention
October 9-13, 1949
This Historical Bronze Plaque was removed
from the Tampa City Hall Site and placed
on this monument March 1, 2003
This memorial monument honors President Theodore Roosevelt and members of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, known as the "Rough Riders". The City of Tampa was selected as the assembly and embarkation site of the U.S. Military in the 1898 Spanish American War. The bronze plaque honors all the Spanish American War veterans.
This memorial monument and naming
This memorial monument unveiled March 1, 2003 (Tampa's Rough Riders 25th anniversary) contains a time capsule with historical events of that day's celebration and the past yesteryears dating back to 1898. Included are memoirs of individual members in the Tampa's organization Rough Riders of present day March 1, 2003. The monument will be reopened in the year 2028 which commemorates Tampa's organization Rough Riders' 50th anniversary.
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority,
and Executive Director Sharon Dent for the
permission to name this park "Rough Riders Park".
The Rough Riders organization thanks the City of Tampa and Mayor Dick Greco for proclaiming March 1, 2003 as "Rough Riders Day".
Historical Park Monument
and Time Capsule Committee
Wilfred Ramos Sr. Chairman
Angel M. Bustelo Dan Ulrich
George P. Conlan Joseph G. Dato Jr.
George A. Pollock Sr. Dominick J. Ginex
Richard N. Pazos Frank J. Carson
Charles G. Spicola Jr. Founder
2003 Term Year
President Robert Alorda
Chairman William B. Iler Jr.
Granite monument donated, fabricated & installed by
Ramos Marble & Granite, Inc. Tampa, Florida
Erected 2003 by 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders, Tampa, Florida.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #25 William McKinley, the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Time Capsules series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1880.
Location. 27° 57.611′ N, 82° 26.758′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 7th Avenue (La Séptima) east of Nuccio Pkwy., on the right when traveling east. The marker and time capsule are located in Tampa's Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District), in front of Rough Riders Park, a small park and green space adjacent to the car barn for the TECO Line Streetcar System. 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. Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo (a few steps from this marker); Ybor City Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jose MartiAntonio Maceo Grajales (about 300 feet away); La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away); “Cuba” (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. List of Historical Markers in the database that also feature identical reliefs of "The Hiker"
Additional keywords. Kitson The Hiker Ybor City Historic District
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