Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
[Crossed Sabres Emblem]
1st U.S. Volunteer
Rough Riders Park
Dedicated March 1, 2003
Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
Which Would Have Overcome Men
Less Brave and Determined"
[Emblem of Hiker of '98]
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
This 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.
This 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.
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".
Historical Park Monument
and Time Capsule Committee
Wilfred Ramos Sr. Chairman
Angel M. Bustelo Dan Ulrich
George P. Conlan Joseph G. Dato Jr.
George A. Pollock Sr. Dominick J. Ginex
Richard N. Pazos Frank J. Carson
Charles G. Spicola Jr. Founder
2003 Term Year
President Robert Alorda Jr.
Chairman William B. Iler Jr.
Granite monument donated, fabricated & installed by
Ramos Marble & Granite, Inc. 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 Séptima) 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"
Categories. • Military • War, Spanish-American •
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