Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Tampa Bay Hotel
Erected 1999 by National Society Colonial Dames XVII 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 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.
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1. Plant Hall (formerly the Tampa Bay Hotel) on the University of Tampa’s 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 hotel’s acreage. Colonel Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders also were at the hotel during this time. Roosevelt retained a suite, and (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 •
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