Florida During the Spanish-American War

In 1898, national attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began. Florida was only 90 miles from the island of Cuba and was home to a large Cuban immigrant population. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for the United States troops bound for the war in Cuba.

Arrival of the Rough Ridersin Tampa, Florida (1898)

Arrival of the Rough Riders in Tampa, Florida, 1898

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