YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – The sign (above) that reads, ‘The Rough Riders Rode By Here 1898′ can be viewed on the sidewalk along the historic 7th Avenue in front of the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.

The Rough Riders were the brave soldiers in the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of the three regiments that trained in 1898 for the Spanish-American War – and the only one of the three that actually fought in battle.

The Tampa Rough Riders carry on the name with community service such as collecting Teddy Bears for kids and taking part in parades with one of the three fantastic floats that belong to the club.

The Rough Riders Rode By Here 1898

The Intersection of 7th Avenue and 22nd Street was a sandy cross road connecting three Army encampments in the Ybor City areas during the Spanish-American War.

At This cross-road was located a water-trough where the Rough Riders watered their mounts.

Col. ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt frequently rode by here on his horse ‘Texas,’ flollowed by his little dog, ‘Cuba.’

Plate reads Rough Riders rode through 7th Ave and 22nd St in Ybor City in 1898/2014 Photonews247.com
Plate reads Rough Riders rode through 7th Ave and 22nd St in Ybor City in 1898/2014 Photonews247.com

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