The Tobacco War

The Tobacco War (HM2EJS)

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N 27° 57.606', W 82° 25.674'

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The Captain General of Cuba, Valeriano Weyler, enraged by the revolutionary activities of the Ybor City tobacco workers, on May 16th, 1896, imposed an embargo on the exportation of tobacco. The edict was a severe blow.
On this site along a stream known as "Two Mile Branch" the Neyland family established a tobacco plantation under glass producing 350 bales yearly. The Neylands helped save the cigar industry, and "tabaqueros" continued to give a day's work weekly (El Dia De La Patria) for the cause of "Cuba Libre."
Year Placed1995
Placed ByThe Memory of Salvatore M. Italiano by the Tampa Historial Society
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Date Added Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 359545 N 3093603
Decimal Degrees27.96010000, -82.42790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 57.606', W 82° 25.674'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 57' 36.36" N, 82° 25' 40.44" W
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