Tampa Historical

A project by Tampa Historical
Tampa Historical is an interactive web exhibit created by students and faculty in the history department at the University of South Florida. USF history students designed, researched, and wrote all of the stories on this site. The map-based interface allows users to browse sites of historical interest or enjoy a series of curated tours of Tampa history.

This site is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework.

Recent Stories

The building was built in the early 1900’s by Cummer and Son Cypress Co., and had to be moved out of the Green Swamp in Sumter County to be brought to Cracker Country Museum. The post office…

Daniel H. Smith’s family moved to Florida in the mid 1800’s and ended up north of Zephyrhills. Willis Smith raised 8 boys and 4 girls and one of the children, Daniel Smith, moved eight miles west…

Alderman Carlton moved his family from Georgia to Florida in 1843 using the Florida Armed Occupation Act to receive land. This would allow Alderman to receive 160 acres of land as long as he built a…

There are many areas throughout the United States that bear the names of Confederate generals and leaders of the Civil War. Used as a tribute to the memorialization of the Confederacy and the “Lost…

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