In 1885, Vicente Martinez Ybor purchased 40 acres of land northeast of Tampa, and there he began the cigar industry that would soon draw thousands of immigrants to Ybor City. The diverse population of the area, known as Tampa's "Latin Quarter," came from Cuba, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Eastern Europe. Some residents worked in the various stages of cigar manufacturing, from picking tobacco to constructing cigar boxes, while others operated the local shops and businesses. A unique culture grew from the intermingling of the ...

Ybor City 1999, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

ISBN-13: 9780738500577

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Ybor City 1999, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531600389