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Orestes Ferrara

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, June 2008
1. Orestes Ferrara Marker
Inscription. Cuban patriots used this corner for street meetings in 1895. Among the speakers was Orestes Ferrara, young Italian revolutionary. In his Garibaldi red shirt, Ferrara stirred the Cuban exiles to fighting frenzy against Spanish oppression.

The young Italian joined a Tampa expedition to Cuba and became a celebrated guerrilla under Gen. Maximo Gomez. With the birth of the Cuban Republic, Ferrara rose to high office as lawyer, author, President of the Cuban Senate, Secretary of State and Cuban Ambassador to the United States.
 
Erected 1962 by Tampa Soap Corporation.
 
Location. 27° 57.617′ N, 82° 26.42′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on E. 7th Avenue near 17th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L’Unione Italiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B.F. Marcos Building (about 300 feet away); Italian Club Life In Tampa (about 300 feet away); Historic Fort King Trail
Orestes Ferrara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Orestes Ferrara Marker
(about 400 feet away); Vicente Martinez-Ybor (about 400 feet away); Anthony P. Pizzo (about 400 feet away); Historic Emilio Pons Cigar Factory (about 400 feet away); Centro Español de Tampa (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  Who Was Orestes Ferrara?. The young Italian fought like a lion, or better, like a Cuban, a Cuban "Mambi," to expel the Spanish Colony from the Caribbean island and became a Colonel in the "Cuban Independence War" better known as the "Spanish American War." (Submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. HeroesNotable PersonsWar, Spanish-American
 
Orestes Ferrara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Orestes Ferrara Marker
At the E.7th Ave and 17th St. corner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,869 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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