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Ybor City in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Tobacco War

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. The Tobacco War Marker
Inscription.  The Captain General of Cuba, Valeriano Weyler, enraged by the revolutionary activities of the Ybor City tobacco workers, on May 16th, 1896, imposed an embargo on the exportation of tobacco. The edict was a severe blow. On this site along a stream known as "Two Mile Branch" the Neyland family established a tobacco plantation under glass producing 350 bales yearly. The Neylands helped save the cigar industry, and "tabaqueros" continued to give a day's work weekly (El Dia De La Patria) for the cause of "Cuba Libre."
 
Erected 1995 by The Memory of Salvatore M. Italiano by the Tampa Historial Society.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 27° 57.606′ N, 82° 25.674′ W. Marker was in Ybor City, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker was at the intersection of East 7th Avenue and North 29th Street, on the right when traveling west on East 7th Avenue. Touch for map. Location has been destroyed because of the I-4 Connector to the Selmon Expressway. Marker was 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 location. Gary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Columbia Restaurant (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Rough Riders Rode By Here (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Citizen (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); The Coming of the Italians (approx. half a mile away); La Joven Francesa Bakery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mayor Nick C. Nuccio (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 24, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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