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FLORIDA HISTORY TIMELINE : ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY: POST-CIVIL WAR FLORIDA 1865-1913

Florida and the War for Cuban Independence, 1898

In 1898 national attention focused on Florida, as the Spanish-American War began. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba. Many Floridians supported the Cuban peoples' desire to be free of Spanish colonial rule.

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Text from: A Short History of Florida
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