The Coming of the Italians

The Coming of the Italians (HM5JW)

Location: Tampa, FL 33605 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 57.616', W 82° 26.157'

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With the advent of the cigar industry in 1886,the Italians were attracted in mass to the environsof Ybor City. They found employment in cigarfactories, the building of the Tampa Bay Hotel,the construction of railroads, and farming.

TheItalians settled in the eastern area of Ybor City,then called "La Pachata" in honor of a Cubanrent collector and the first settler in the area.

Their descendants have achieved high politicalpositions and notable success in the fields offinance, commerce, and various professions.Their contributions to the growth and culturallife of the Tampa Community have been substantial.
HM NumberHM5JW
Placed ByTo The Memory Of Don Giovanni A. Grimaldi
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 358753 N 3093630
Decimal Degrees27.96026667, -82.43595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 57.616', W 82° 26.157'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 57' 36.96" N, 82° 26' 9.42" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2018 E 7th Ave, Tampa FL 33605, US
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