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Cuban cigars were made in Tampa

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  • 1823 - Tampa, Florida founded
    Grew from earlier military post Fort Brooke.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1848 - Hurricane pushes a 15-foot tide through Tampa, Fla.
    Fort Brooke, site of the present-day city of Tampa, was nearly destroyed by two hurricanes that hit the area within a month of each...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Tampa
    Tampa, a small post-village, capital of Hillsborough co., Florida, at the head of Tampa bay, (navigable by large vessels,) about 40 miles E. from the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - Two fishermen of Tampa, Fla., lately caputred a sawfish, said to be the largest ever caught in Tampa Bay.
    It was sixteen feet three inches long, six feet wide, and weighed five hundred pounds. The saw was over four feet long.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 30, 1885

  • Tampa, Florida, USA
    Main Swimming Pool, Sulphur Springs, Tampa Fla.
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  • 1906
    Tampa, a city and port of entry, capital of Hillsboro co, Fla., is situated at the head or NE. end of Tampla Bay at the mouth of the Hillsboro River, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - TAMPA FLAME SWEPT; LOSS $600,000. MILLIONS OF CIGARS MAKE AROMATIC BLAZE.
    Blaze Fanned by Strong Wind Wipes Out Many Buildings; Cuban Woman Drops Dead From Excitement

    [By Morning Journal Special Leased Wire.]

    Tampa,...Read MORE...


  • Tampa, Florida, USA
    Church of the Sacred Heart
    Postcard
  • News 1919 - FIRE SWEEPS TAMPA. BLAZE STARTED BY SPARKS FROM SHIPS; DESTROYS TWO BLOCKS.
    Tampa, Fla., Dec. 31. - Two blocks in the wholesale district, bounded by the river and by Tampa, Whiting and Washington streets were destroyed by...Read MORE...


  • News 1921 - SOUTH FLORIDA COUNTS LOSSES. Gulf Hurricane Does Great Damage. TAMPA SUFFERS MOST. Gale Wipes Out Small Obstacles in Path but Few Lives Are Lost.
    Lakeland, Fla., Oct 26. South Florida spent today in recapitulating the damage estimated to run well into millions of dollars caused by the gulf...Read MORE...


  • Tampa, Florida, USA
    El Rancho Hotel Courts
    Postcard


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  • 1823 - Tampa, Florida founded
    Grew from earlier military post Fort Brooke.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1848 - Hurricane pushes a 15-foot tide through Tampa, Fla.
    Fort Brooke, site of the present-day city of Tampa, was nearly destroyed by two hurricanes that hit the area within a month of each... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Tampa
    Tampa, a small post-village, capital of Hillsborough co., Florida, at the head of Tampa bay, (navigable by large vessels,) about 40 miles E. from the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - Two fishermen of Tampa, Fla., lately caputred a sawfish, said to be the largest ever caught in Tampa Bay.
    It was sixteen feet three inches long, six feet wide, and weighed five hundred pounds. The saw was over four feet long. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 30, 1885
  • 1906
    Tampa, a city and port of entry, capital of Hillsboro co, Fla., is situated at the head or NE. end of Tampla Bay at the mouth of the Hillsboro River, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - TAMPA FLAME SWEPT; LOSS $600,000. MILLIONS OF CIGARS MAKE AROMATIC BLAZE.
    Blaze Fanned by Strong Wind Wipes Out Many Buildings; Cuban Woman Drops Dead From Excitement

    [By Morning Journal Special Leased Wire.]

    Tampa,... Read MORE...

  • News  1919 - FIRE SWEEPS TAMPA. BLAZE STARTED BY SPARKS FROM SHIPS; DESTROYS TWO BLOCKS.
    Tampa, Fla., Dec. 31. - Two blocks in the wholesale district, bounded by the river and by Tampa, Whiting and Washington streets were destroyed by... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - SOUTH FLORIDA COUNTS LOSSES. Gulf Hurricane Does Great Damage. TAMPA SUFFERS MOST. Gale Wipes Out Small Obstacles in Path but Few Lives Are Lost.
    Lakeland, Fla., Oct 26. South Florida spent today in recapitulating the damage estimated to run well into millions of dollars caused by the gulf... Read MORE...

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