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raise a toast with dad at the history center get a free pint glass with paid admission sample beers with from
Raise a toast with Dad at the History Center! Get a free pint glass with paid admission, sample beers with @coppertail from 12-2 p.m., and sing along with our roving troubadour.
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m1 carbine rife check anti tank mine check map of france check two cans of schlitz beer check on the 75th anni
M1 Carbine rife. Check. Anti-tank mine. Check. Map of France. Check. Two cans of Schlitz beer? Check. On the 75th anniversary of #dday, read about Tampa native and former U.S. Congressman Sam Gibbons' Normady landing as a member of the 101st Airborne.
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in 1977 fans riot at tampa stadium during a led zeppelin concert when rain and lightning force the band from t
#OTD in 1977, fans riot at Tampa Stadium during a Led Zeppelin concert when rain and lightning force the band from the stage after playing just 3 songs. See a set list and photos from the show here:
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the inscription at the bottom of this image of an open air tampa streetcar reads going to breakfast jan 1896 w
The inscription at the bottom of this image of an open-air Tampa streetcar reads, "going to breakfast, Jan. 1896. Where are you going on the streetcar this Saturday? #StreetcarSaturday
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in 1539 hernando desoto spanish governor of cuba landed at tampa bay with men animals and equipment as he prep
#OTD in 1539, Hernando DeSoto, Spanish governor of Cuba, landed at Tampa Bay with men, animals, and equipment as he prepared to scout the southeast in search of gold and valuables. Here's some background on DeSoto from the @NationalParkService:
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to this photo of steamship ferry pokanoket which traveled between st petersburg and tampa in the late 1800s an
#TBT to this photo of Steamship ferry Pokanoket, which traveled between St. Petersburg and Tampa in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This postcard reads"Favorite Line Steamers at their Dock, Tampa, Fla.
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in 1893 a double decker observation car begins service on consumer electrics railway line traveling to tampa s
#OTD in 1893, a double decker observation car begins service on Consumer Electric’s railway line, traveling to Tampa's Ballast Point, as seen in this photo.
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one of our favorites this 1847 map of the village of tampa shows the boundaries of the city the original water
One of our favorites, this 1847 "Map of the Village of Tampa" shows the boundaries of the city, the original Water Street, and Lafayette Street, today's Kennedy Blvd. #MapMonday
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established in 1975 the tampa bay rowdies were the first professional sports franchise in the bay area in 1979
Established in 1975, the Tampa Bay Rowdies were the first professional sports franchise in the bay area. In 1979, they went to the Soccer Bowl for the third time in four years. #ArtifactFriday
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in 1893 the tampa street railway company the ybor city line electrified its lines and put trolley cars in oper
#OTD in 1893, the Tampa Street Railway Company (The Ybor City line) electrified its lines and put trolley cars in operation for the first time. Before then, the company used a steam-powered scar, pictured here.

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otd in 1977 tampa experiences its first snow fall in 15 years
#OTD in 1977, Tampa experiences its first snow fall in 15 years.
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happy birthday florida today it became the 27th state to the union in 1845
Happy Birthday Florida! Today it became the 27th state to the union in 1845.
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in 1977 the tampa bay buccaneers broke the longest losing streak 26 games in professional sports by beating th
#OTD in 1977, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers broke the longest losing streak (26 games) in professional sports by beating the New Orleans Saints 33-14 at New Orleans. Here's an early sketch from our collection of the original "Bucco Bruce" logo.
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to this view of tampa s sulphur spring pool c 1910 the natural spring pool near the hillsborough river off of
#TBT to this view of Tampa's Sulphur Spring Pool, c. 1910. The natural spring pool near the Hillsborough River off of Nebraska is still there, but is no longer open to the public.
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otd in 1905 cityoftampa bought the tampa bay hotel now hbplantmuseum and uoftampa for 140000 cash
#OTD in 1905, @CityofTampa bought the Tampa Bay Hotel (now @HBPlantMuseum and @UofTampa) for $140,000 cash.
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in 1886 the first cigar was rolled in an ybor city factory at the sanchez y haya company more than 400 million
#OTD in 1886, the First cigar was rolled in an Ybor City factory, at the Sanchez y Haya Company. More than 400 million cigars would be produced annually by the 1920s, mostly by Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants, earning Ybor City the title "Cigar Capitol of the World."
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guess who s turning 185 years old today happy birthday in 1834 the fl legislature created hillsborough county
Guess who's turning 185 years old today! Happy birthday, ! in 1834, the F#OTDL Legislature created Hillsborough County. Named for Wills Hill, Lord Hillsborough of England, the original boundaries included most of west central Fl.
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in 1969 singer janis joplin was arrested following her concert at curtis hixon hall for screaming obscenities
#OTD in 1969, singer Janis Joplin was arrested following her concert at Curtis Hixon Hall for screaming obscenities at a policeman. She was allowed to finish her performance before being cuffed. Charges were later dropped.
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otd in 1925 this picture was taken of the newly constructed sea wall along bayshore boulevard
#OTD in 1925, this picture was taken of the newly constructed sea wall along Bayshore Boulevard.
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otd in 1924 gandy bridge opened driving distance from tampa to st petersburg was shortened from 42 to 19 miles
#OTD in 1924, Gandy Bridge opened. Driving distance from Tampa to St. Petersburg was shortened from 42 to 19 miles.
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