Historic Markers Across Florida

First Duel In Ybor City 1888

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Location: 7th Avenue near 15th St., Ybor City, Tampa
County: Hillsborough
Waymark: None


The first violent death in the Latin Quarter occurred in this vicinity when a pistol duel was fought between two Cuban cigarmakers. Their nicknames were "Teclo" and "Matancero."

"Teclo" was killed instantly in the exchange.

It is said the duel was over the favors of a beautiful senorita.

Erected by the Cigar Festival Association of Tampa 1962


City: Tampa, FL