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

Tampa Bay Hotel

 
 
Tampa Bay Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2009
1. Tampa Bay Hotel Marker
Inscription. On June 14, 1898, Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt and the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as the Rough Riders, embarked from Port Tampa for victory in the Spanish-American War. The Tampa Bay Hotel was used as headquarters for general officers who came to organize an invasion force for Cuba, and it gained national attention. Lt. Col. Roosevelt and his wife, Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, were hotel guests for a brief stay. Later, Colonel Thoedore Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States of America 1901-1909.
 
Erected 1999 by National Society Colonial Dames XV11 Century,Edmund Sheffield Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 27° 56.808′ N, 82° 27.819′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on University Drive near West Kennedy Boulevard. Touch for map. University of Tampa Campus, at entrance to Plant Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33606, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Brooke Battery (within shouting
Tampa Bay Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
2. Tampa Bay Hotel Marker
distance of this marker); The Spanish Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); De Soto (within shouting distance of this marker); 400th Anniversary of the Landing of Panfilo de Narvaez (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Tampa Bay Hotel (about 400 feet away); Old Schoolhouse (about 600 feet away); United Spanish War Veterans (about 600 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. the relationship,Rough Riders markers shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Plant Hall (formerly the Tampa Bay Hotel) on the University of Tampaís campus. When the Spanish-American War broke out, Plant convinced the United States military to use his hotel as a base of operations. Generals and high ranking officers stayed in its rooms to plan invasion strategies, while enlisted men encamped on the hotelís acreage. Colonel Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders also were at the hotel during this time. Roosevelt retained a suite, and
Tampa Bay Hotel Marker at entrance to Plant Park, the Hotel grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
3. Tampa Bay Hotel Marker at entrance to Plant Park, the Hotel grounds
during the day led his men in battle exercises on the property. (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Rough Riders,From Wikipedia. The "Rough Riders" was the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action. (Submitted on June 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Tampa Bay Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
4. Tampa Bay Hotel
Tampa Bay Hotel with the JFK Memorial as seen from W. Kennedy Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2009
5. Tampa Bay Hotel with the JFK Memorial as seen from W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa Bay Hotel image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-D418-31086
6. Tampa Bay Hotel
Tampa Bay Hotel porch area image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2009
7. Tampa Bay Hotel porch area
Col. Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
8. Col. Roosevelt
Rough Riders image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
9. Rough Riders
United Spanish War Veterans Memorial at the Tampa Bay Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 2009
10. United Spanish War Veterans Memorial at the Tampa Bay Hotel
USWV Memorial with Rough Riders Hq. plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 6, 2009
11. USWV Memorial with Rough Riders Hq. plaque
Tampa Bay Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, February 26, 2013
12. Tampa Bay Hotel
National Historic Landmark plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,464 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 22, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   12. submitted on July 10, 2014, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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