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Stories tagged "Henry B. Plant": 9

Plant City, located about 25 miles from Tampa, was founded in 1885 and named after Henry B. Plant. Before it became known as Plant City it was known as Itchepackesassa and was a cotton-picking town. Due its favorable climate farmers soon found that…

Tampa’s proximity to Cuba gave cigar workers the opportunity to make frequent returns to support their countrymen and the increasing revolt against Spain. On May 7, 1885, The Tampa Board of Trade was created to attract businessmen to the city. It…

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