Historic Markers Across Florida

Rough Riders

Marker ID: Pensacola H.S. 
Location: on Wright Street at Tarragona Street, Pensacola.
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 25.039    W 087° 12.811
  30.41731666    -87.21351666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKB63


June 1, 1898, Col. Theodore Roosevelt and 1700fhis Rough Riders (Indian, cowboys, policemen, clubmen, millionaires, etc.) welcomed here enroute to Spanish American War. There were six trains with men, horses and equipment of 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry. One month later, San Juan Hill, Cuba, was taken.

Erected by the Pensacola Historical Society 1963


City: Pensacola, FL