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Orestes Ferrara

 
 
Orestes Ferrara Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 28, 2022
1. Orestes Ferrara Marker
After it was moved and restored.
Inscription.  Cuban patriots used this corner for street meetings in 1895. Among the speakers was Orestes Ferrara, young Italian revolutionary. In his Garibaldi red shirt, Ferrara stirred the Cuban exiles to fighting frenzy against Spanish oppression.

The young Italian joined a Tampa expedition to Cuba and became a celebrated guerrilla under Gen. Maximo Gomez. With the birth of the Cuban Republic, Ferrara rose to high office as lawyer, author, President of the Cuban Senate, Secretary of State and Cuban Ambassador to the United States.
 
Erected 1962 by Tampa Soap Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsHispanic AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 27° 57.613′ N, 82° 26.42′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on E. 7th Avenue near 17th Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 E 7th Avenue, Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L’Unione Italiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.F. Marcos Building (about 300 feet away); Vicente Martinez-Ybor (about 400 feet away); Historic Fort King Trail (about 400 feet away); Molly Ferrara (about 400 feet away); Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory (about 400 feet away); Anthony P. Pizzo (about 400 feet away); Centro Español de Tampa (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  Who Was Orestes Ferrara?. The young Italian fought like a lion, or better, like a Cuban, a Cuban "Mambi," to expel the Spanish Colony from the Caribbean island and became a Colonel in the "Cuban Independence War" better known as the "Spanish American War." (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Orestes Ferrara Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 28, 2022
2. Orestes Ferrara Marker
After it was moved and restored.
Orestes Ferrara Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, June 2008
3. Orestes Ferrara Marker
Orestes Ferrara Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Orestes Ferrara Marker
Orestes Ferrara Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Orestes Ferrara Marker
At the E.7th Ave and 17th St. corner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,326 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2022, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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