“A Special Thanks to everyone who helped guide this lost “Yborcitian" to make and develop this website.” Lloyd Carrera Santos
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
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
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 at the Al Lopez House in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
Ybor City: The Making of a Landmark Town
Cuban Bread Crumbs
The Ybor City Story
The Florida Bicentennial Trail: A Heritage Revisited
USF Libraries Special Collections
Once Upon A Time
Author/Historian Dr. Wallace Reyes
The Merchants of Ybor City: Then and Now
A Pictorial History of Ybor City
Images of America: Ybor City by A.M. de Quesada
Pacheco’s Art of Ybor City by Ferdie Pacheco
Tampa Cigar Workers by Robert P. Ingalls and Louis A. Pérez, Jr.
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).