“A Special Thanks to everyone who helped guide this lost “Yborcitian" to make and develop this website.” Lloyd Carrera Santos

Raul Lavin

President & CEO of Cosmos Truck Equipment, Inc.

Círculo Cubano, Foundation, Board of Directors, Vice President Emeritus ,Oldest Member, Board of Directors, and Los Mambis

Born in 1917 and raised in Ybor City/Tampa Florida 

Angie Manteiga

Photography Archives Administrator

Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Dr. Paul Dosal

University of South Florida

Vice Provost for Student Success

President Emeritus of El Circulo Cubano

Historian and Author of Ybor City and Cuba

Rolando Perez Pedrero

Grant writer for the Cuban Club Foundation, Inc.

Historian of El Círculo Cubano

President Emeritus of El Círculo Cubano

Restoration Project Leader for La Diosa Mural 

Father and Grandfather were leaders in El Círculo Cubano

Patrick Manteiga

CEO and Editor of La Gaceta Newspaper

Foundation President Emeritus of The Cuban Club Foundation, Inc. 

Member of El Círculo Cubano de Tampa

Father, Roland and Grandfather Victoriano Manteiga instrumental in El Círculo Cubano de Tampa

Tampa Baseball Museum
Tampa Baseball Museum

Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

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Ybor City: Making of a Landmark Town
Ybor City: Making of a Landmark Town

Ybor City: The Making of a Landmark Town

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Cuban Bread Crumbs
Cuban Bread Crumbs

Cuban Bread Crumbs

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The Ybor City Story
The Ybor City Story

The Ybor City Story

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The Florida Bicentennial Trail
The Florida Bicentennial Trail

The Florida Bicentennial Trail: A Heritage Revisited

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USF Libraries Special Collections
USF Libraries Special Collections

USF Libraries Special Collections

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Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

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Author/Historian Dr. Wallace Reyes
Author/Historian Dr. Wallace Reyes

Author/Historian Dr. Wallace Reyes

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Merchants of Ybor City: Then & Now
Merchants of Ybor City: Then & Now

The Merchants of Ybor City: Then and Now

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A Pictorial History of Ybor City
A Pictorial History of Ybor City

A Pictorial History of Ybor City

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Images of America: Ybor City
Images of America: Ybor City

Images of America: Ybor City by A.M. de Quesada

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Pacheco’s Art of Ybor City
Pacheco’s Art of Ybor City

Pacheco’s Art of Ybor City by Ferdie Pacheco

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Tampa Cigar Workers
Tampa Cigar Workers

Tampa Cigar Workers by Robert P. Ingalls and Louis A. Pérez, Jr.

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Frank Garcia
Frank Garcia

Frank Garcia Born and raised in Ybor City/West Tampa. Shared his abuela Estela Dorta’s collection of his abuelo Armando Dorta’s pictures during his presidency at the Cuban Club. (See tab “OUR HISTORY”) He is a prominent paleontologist responsible for more than 30 previously undiscovered species of prehistoric animals. Frank’s song “El Corazón de Tampa” (video also on this site).

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