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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29HX_woolworth-sit-in_Tampa-FL.html
Side 1 Woolworth's variety store was the scene of a pivotal event that started on February 29, 1960. Clarence Fort, President of the N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council and Reverend A. Leon Lowry, N.A.A.C.P. State president, led about 40 students (from Geor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29G0_madame-fortune-taylor-bridge_Tampa-FL.html
Fortune and Benjamin Taylor were brought to Florida from South Carolina in the 1850s. They were owned by the Howell family. At the end of the Civil War, the newly freed couple were among the first African Americans to legally marry. Freedom came t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23IF_roosevelt-elementary-school_Tampa-FL.html
Theodore Roosevelt was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy when the battleship U.S.S. Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor. After the United States declared war on Spain in April 1898, initiating the Spanish American War, Roosevelt resigned his positio…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23ID_site-of-fort-brooke_Tampa-FL.html
On this site Fort Brooke was established in 1824
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23E5_tampa-free-public-library_Tampa-FL.html
Built with a $50,000 grant from industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the Tampa Free Public Library opened its doors in April 27, 1917, becoming the City of Tampa's first public library. This venture was the result of a sustained commu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y5J_officers-quarters-fort-brooke_Tampa-FL.html
Commanded from here, 1838-1840 the United States Army in the 2nd Seminole Indian War Erected by the Hillsborough County Historical Commission 1966 Monument restored by Hart with the Streetcar Extension in 2010
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y5C_tampa-confederate-salt-works_Tampa-FL.html
(side 1) Salt was an essential commodity during the Civil War because it was required for the preservation of meat and fish. When the Confederate states no longer had access to vital sources of salt in West Virginia and Louisiana, southerners com…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y5B_hyde-parks-bungalow-terrace_Tampa-FL.html
Bungalow Terrace was developed by Alfred Swann and Eugene Holtsinger on what was Morrison Grove in 1913. The Bungalow Style home was modeled after the bungalows in California because of the low cost, adaptability, craftsmanship and low maintenance…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1X_hillsborough-county-historical-cemetery-for-all-people-historical_Tampa-FL.html
Florida's constitution requires the following: "Counties shall provide for inhabitants who by reason of age, infirmity or misfortune may have claims upon the aid and sympathy of society." Hence, in 1905, the Hillsborough County Board of County Com…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X1W_capt-nathaniel-wyche-hunter-historical_Tampa-FL.html
This marker honors Capt. Nathaniel Wyche Hunter, a U.S. Army Officer who was stationed at Fort Brook during the 1830's and believed to be Tampa's first environmentalist. Hunter recognized the natural beauty of the land around him and admonished…
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