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The Rough Riders Passed Here

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Location: City Hall Plaza, Franklin St. & Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL.
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 56.837    W 082° 27.463
  27.94728333    -82.45771666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5DH5


On June 3, 1898, when Tampa was a cluster of old weather beaten houses floating on an ocean of sand, Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders disembarked from their seven train convoy in Ybor City, five miles from Tampa City Hall. They commandeered some wagons, and moved men, material and animals through this intersection to their encampment on the Tampa Bay Hotel Road, about one mile west of the river. The Rough Riders who, "could whip Caesar´s Tenth Legion," brought enduring fame to Tampa.

Erected by the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment-Rough Riders, Inc. Historical Committee: Dr. Jas. W. Covington, Tony Pizzo & Hampton Dunn


City: Tampa, FL