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Rough Riders

 
 
Rough Riders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
1. Rough Riders Marker





Inscription. (Front face)
1
[Crossed Sabres Emblem]
1st U.S. Volunteer
Cavalry Regiment
Rough Riders Park

Dedicated March 1, 2003
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

(Top Plaque)
"You Triumphed Over Obstacles
Which Would Have Overcome Men
Less Brave and Determined"
á á á á á á á á á á á á á á á President McKinley

[Emblem of Hiker of '98]

Presented by
National Auxiliary
United Spanish War Veterans
To The City Of Tampa, Florida
at the fourty-sixth National Convention
October 9-13, 1949

This Historical Bronze Plaque was removed
from the Tampa City Hall Site and placed
on this monument March 1, 2003

(Rear face)
ááThis memorial monument honors President Theodore Roosevelt and members of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, known as the "Rough Riders". The City of Tampa was selected as the assembly and embarkation site of the U.S. Military in the 1898 Spanish American War. The bronze plaque honors all the Spanish American War veterans.

ááThis memorial monument and naming of this park honors the Tampa's "Rough Riders" organization, founded in 1978, formed for the purpose of creating and perpetuating a living memorial honoring the 1898 Spanish American War Rough Riders.

ááThis
Close-up image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
2. Close-up
Veterans of the Spanish-American War called themselves Hikers, in the same way that World War I vets were doughboys and World War II vets were G.I. Joes.
memorial monument unveiled March 1, 2003 (Tampa's Rough Riders 25th anniversary) contains a time capsule with historical events of that day's celebration and the past yesteryears dating back to 1898. Included are memoirs of individual members in the Tampa's organization Rough Riders of present day March 1, 2003. The monument will be reopened in the year 2028 which commemorates Tampa's organization Rough Riders' 50th anniversary.

(East face)
The Rough Riders organization thanks HARTline, the
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority,
and Executive Director Sharon Dent for the
permission to name this park "Rough Riders Park".

The Rough Riders organization thanks the City of Tampa and Mayor Dick Greco for proclaiming March 1, 2003 as "Rough Riders Day".

(West face)
Rough Riders'
Historical Park Monument
and Time Capsule Committee

Members
Wilfred Ramos Sr. áá Chairman
Angel M. Bustelo áááá Dan Ulrich
George P. Conlan áááá Joseph G. Dato Jr.
George A. Pollock Sr. áááá Dominick J. Ginex
Richard N. Pazos áááá Frank J. Carson
Charles G. Spicola Jr. áá Founder
2003 Term Year
President áá Robert Alorda Jr.
Chairman áá William B. Iler Jr.

Granite monument donated, fabricated & installed by
Ramos Marble & Granite, Inc. áá Tampa, Florida

 
Erected
The Marker was relocated in 2003 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
3. The Marker was relocated in 2003
This Historical Bronze Plaque was removed
from the Tampa City Hall Site and placed
on this monument March 1, 2003
2003 by 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders, Tampa, Florida.
 
Location. 27° 57.611′ N, 82° 26.758′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East 7th Avenue (La SÚptima) east of Nuccio Pkwy., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and time capsule are located in Tampa's Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District), in front of Rough Riders Park, a small park and green space adjacent to the car barn for the TECO Line Streetcar System. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sociedad La Union Marti~Maceo (a few steps from this marker); Ybor City Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jose Marti (about 300 feet away); Antonio Maceo Grajales (about 300 feet away); La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (about 300 feet away); “Cuba” (about 400 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. List of Historical Markers in the database that also feature identical reliefs of "The Hiker"
 
Additional keywords.
Rough Riders Marker (Rear face) image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
4. Rough Riders Marker (Rear face)
The polished, dark granite reflects light almost as well as a mirror.
Kitson The Hiker Ybor City Historic District
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Spanish-American
 
Rough Riders Marker (East face) image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
5. Rough Riders Marker (East face)
The east face of the monument is to the left of the plaque.
Rough Riders Marker (West face) image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
6. Rough Riders Marker (West face)
The west face of the monument is to the right of the plaque.
Rough Riders Marker (Top face) image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
7. Rough Riders Marker (Top face)
<i>Hiker of '98</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
8. Hiker of '98
This Spanish-American War Memorial includes a bronze plaque copyrighted in 1937 and used in many locations throughout the country. The artist who designed The Hiker is unknown.
Rough Riders Park and Car Barn for the TECO Line Streetcar System image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 13, 2010
9. Rough Riders Park and Car Barn for the TECO Line Streetcar System
The monument is seen at the far right.
Rough Riders Park and Monument along 7th Avenue (<small>a.k.a.</small> La SÚptima) image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 13, 2010
10. Rough Riders Park and Monument along 7th Avenue (a.k.a. La SÚptima)
7th Avenue Sign and the Rough Riders Memorial image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 13, 2010
11. 7th Avenue Sign and the Rough Riders Memorial

7th Avenue
Designated One of America's
10 Great Streets - 2008
by the American Planning Association
 
 
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