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Spotlight on Ybor City

Ybor City is a historic neighborhood in Tampa, Florida located just northeast of downtown. Founded in the 1800s by cigar manufacturers, residents included immigrants from Spain, Cuba, Italy and Germany.  With such rich history in this neighborhood, I remember our customary elementary school field trips to Ybor, touring the cigar factories and loading the bus back to school […]

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Spotlight on Seminole Heights & West/Central Tampa

With its historic district paved with brick streets and wide front porches on bungalow-style houses, Seminole Heights is a distinctive, beautiful section of Tampa Bay. Across the Hillsborough River, West/Central Tampa has influences from the Cuban immigrants of the early 1900s. Today we will feature some of the places to enjoy in this area. This area […]

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