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Tony Jannus, a longtime air pioneer, was the pilot of the world’s first airline commercial flight, which flew from downtown St. Petersburg to the mouth of the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa. Having not exceeded an altitude of fifty feet over…

When you think of places with deep and exciting histories, St. Petersburg, Florida may not be the first city in the world that spring to mind. Yet this is not due to a lack of local history, but rather a lack of public education on the topic. For…

The idea of having a university herbarium was conceived from the founding of the University of South Florida in 1956, by the university’s first president John S. Allen. An investment banker from New York and a close personal friend to John Allen,…

Muslim Migration The growth of the Muslim population in the United States following many of the contemporary politics of the post-war world. The second half of the 20th century saw a rise in the migration of African and Asian people to the United…

What is ISTABA? The Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area is a Muslim community organization in Temple Terrace that serves the greater Tampa Bay Community. Founded in 1973, the center began as a community masjid, a place for Muslims to worship and…

Doyle Elam Carlton was born on the sixth of July in 1885, west of what is now known as Wauchula, Florida, to Albert Carlton and Martha McEwen Carlton. Even though the majority of references cite the same day in 1887 as his birthday, his father…

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St. Petersburg History

4 Locations ~ Curated by Raquelle Banuelos, Melanie Henderson, Holden Rasmussen, and the Tampa Historical Team

Baseball

9 Locations ~ Curated by Paul Dunder, University of South Florida Department of History

Florida's Rural History

4 Locations ~ Curated by Zachary Gleaton, Melanie Henderson, Ambrose Guilfoyle and the Tampa Historical Team

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.

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