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MacDill Air force Base has become the premier military installation in the military history of Tampa Bay. This is no small feat given the many threats of closure due to budgetary cuts within the military since 1993’s Defense Base Closure and…

Tampa Florida’s military history is a deep and rich tapestry woven with elements from many conflicts spanning the entirety of our country’s history both internationally and domestically. The year was 1898 and the Spanish American War was under…

Located just minutes from the Hillsborough River State Park Visitors Center and nestled unseen on the northeast side of U.S. 301 lies a true Florida treasure, the Fort Foster Historic Site. The year was 1836 and the state of Florida was in the midst…

The hard truth about living in a city is that there will inevitably be people that pass away who have no friends or family to mourn them. These people are often referred to as paupers and their burials are the responsibility of the city in which they…

Before Ybor City became a hub for artists, musicians, and clubs to claim the streets, it was filled with crime, bribes, and corruption. In the 1920's Charlie Wall, son of a former governor and born into a wealthy white family, spearheaded organized…

The founder of La Gaceta, Victoriano Manteiga, migrated from Cuba to Tampa in 1913. After nine years as a cigar factory reader, Victoriano founded La Gaceta, which at the time was a Spanish daily newspaper. Eventually the newspaper was passed down to…

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