Rough Riders Encampment ~

Rough Riders Encampment ~ (HMW0S)

Location: Tampa, FL 33606 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 56.931', W 82° 28.988'

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June 1898

At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, this area, a sand flat without a tree, but surrounded by an extensive forest, was the camp site of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, the most unusual regiment in the history of the U. S. Army.
The Rough Riders (1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment), 1200 strong - included cowboys, Indians, polo players, ranchers, hunters, socialites, lawmen, trappers, et al. This hodge podge group left Tampa to fight in the hills of Cuba for their belief that "All Men Should Be Free." Teddy and his horsemen became a legend in their own time.
HM NumberHMW0S
Placed ByThe 1st U. S. Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders, Inc
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 354096 N 3092421
Decimal Degrees27.94885000, -82.48313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.931', W 82° 28.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 55.86" N, 82° 28' 59.28" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 548-598 N Howard Ave, Tampa FL 33606, US
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