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THE ROUGH RIDERS PASSED BY HERE
   (currently: LYKES GASLIGHT PARK)


Location: 

27° 56.834′ N, 82° 27.471′ W 


On the N. Franklin St. side of Lykes Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa, Florida, between E. Kennedy Blvd. and E. Madison St.

Inscription:

On June 3, 1898, when Tampa was a cluster of old weather beaten houses floating on an ocean of sand, Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders disembarked from their seven train convoy in Ybor City, five miles from Tampa City Hall.

They commandeered some wagons, and moved men, material and animals, through this intersection to their encampment on the "Tampa Bay Hotel Road," about one mile west of the river.   The Rough Riders who "could whip Caesar's Tenth Legion," brought enduring fame to Tampa.

Erected:

By the First U.S. Volunteer Calvary Regiment - Rough Riders, Inc., Historical Committee:   Dr. Jas. W. Covington, Tony Pizzo, and Hampton Dunn.

Description:

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