Ybor City (Images of America) by A.M. de Quesada

By A.M. de Quesada

In 1885, Vicente Martínez Ybor bought forty acres of land northeast of Tampa, and there he all started the cigar that will quickly draw millions of immigrants to Ybor urban. the varied inhabitants of the world, referred to as Tampa’s “Latin Quarter,” got here from Cuba, Spain, Italy, Germany, and japanese Europe. a few citizens labored within the quite a few phases of cigar production, from choosing tobacco to developing cigar packing containers, whereas others operated the neighborhood outlets and companies. a special tradition grew from the intermingling of some of the traditions and languages present in Ybor urban, and citizens proudly proclaimed themselves Los Tampaños (or Tampanian). a robust experience of neighborhood has been an ever-present a part of Ybor urban, during the politically charged years of Cuba’s struggle for independence in addition to the cozy days of social golf equipment and dinners.

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