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The Rough Riders Rode By Here

1898

 
 
The Rough Riders Rode By Here 1898 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
1. The Rough Riders Rode By Here 1898 Marker
Inscription.  The intersection of Seventh Avenue and Twentysecond Street was a sandy cross-road connecting three army encampments in the Ybor City area during the Spanish-American War.

At this cross-road was located a water-trough where the Rough Riders watered their mounts.

Col. "Teddy" Roosevelt frequently rode by here on his horse "Texas," followed by this little dog, "Cuba."

 
Erected 1981 by The Columbia Restaurant, through a project of the Ybor City Rotary Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & VehiclesWar, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 27° 57.611′ N, 82° 26.105′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 7th Avenue (La Séptima) west of North 22nd Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. The Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago (here, next to this marker); Columbia Restaurant (a few steps from this marker);
The Rough Riders Rode By Here, the middle marker at the Columbia Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. The Rough Riders Rode By Here, the middle marker at the Columbia Restaurant
The Coming of the Italians (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Joven Francesa Bakery (approx. ¼ mile away); Mayor Nick C. Nuccio (approx. ¼ mile away); Anthony P. "Tony" Pizzo (approx. ¼ mile away); Ybor Centennial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Fire Station No. 4 (approx. ¼ mile 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,783 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on July 31, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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