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Tampa Bay History

Tampa Bay History

Tampa’s hidden oasis

Before the days of backyard pools and giant water parks, Tampa’s residents (which should be clarified as the city’s white residents) flocked to the spring and pool at Sulphur Springs. 
Tampa Bay History

Tampa’s baseball legacy

Baseball has been part of Tampa’s history as early as the early 1880s, and the entire region has enjoyed playing and watching the game ever since. Baseball played during its 
Tampa Bay History

Florida’s sweetest festival

Attracting and entertaining tourists and locals alike since 1930, Plant City’s yearly event celebrates the sweet red berry with musical acts, carnival games and rides, agricultural exhibitions, and literal tons of strawberry shortcake.
Tampa Bay History

“Maas Brothers, of course!”

Maas Brothers Department store, founded in Tampa in 1887 by brothers Abe and Isaac Maas, tracked the lives of generations of area residents. From christening gowns to toys, Maas Brothers