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 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.’