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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29OM_miracle-at-cockroach-bay-the-leisey-shell-fossils_Ruskin-FL.html
In the ponds in front of you one of the richest Ice-Age fossil discoveries in the world took place in 1983-84. When amateur paleontologists reported a large accumulation of fossils to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Leisey Shell Pit and…
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/HM23IP_site-of-methodist-episcopal-church-south_Plant-City-FL.html
Plant City's first church building was erected here by the Methodist congregation established at Ichepucksassa in 1850 by Rev. Samuel Knight. The congregation relocated from Shiloh to the new Town of Plant City where a church was erected under the…
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/HM23IB_site-of-aldermans-ford_Plant-City-FL.html
In 1848, James Alderman settled near this site, a densely forested area, and cut down the steep banks of the Alafia River to make it easier for horses and wagons to ford it. The area became known as Alderman's Ford. As the land to the south of …
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/HM20H5_long-legged-wading-birds-stalk-the-shallows_Apollo-Beach-FL.html
Great Blue Heron This is the largest member of the heron family. Its long legs allow it to wade in deeper water than the other herons. The great blue's powerful neck whips its sharp beak at its prey with great speed. Its favorite meal is fish,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20GO_a-butterflys-habitat_Apollo-Beach-FL.html
In the Tampa Bay area's subtropical climate, butterflies can thrive among many varieties of plants. In fact, most live their entire lives around plants like the ones in this garden, which was created as a butterfly habitat. The plants attract an…
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