Mayor Buckhorn to Unveil the Next 6 Historical Monuments for the Historical Monument Trail at the Riverwalk

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Program Recognizes Significant Persons and Events in Tampa’s History

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in conjunction with the Friends of the Riverwalk, will unveil the fourth group of Tampa's greats who are to be memorialized along the Historical Monument Trail that winds around Tampa’s Riverwalk. Serving as an educational tool to residents and visitors alike, the trail, created in 2012, will use busts and monuments to represent significant events and noteworthy people that have shaped the history of Tampa and Hillsborough County.

 Ultimately, more than 30 honored historical persons and numerous historical informational monuments will spread across the length of the Riverwalk, and the public will be encouraged to nominate significant events and persons for consideration.


Speakers will include Mayor Buckhorn; Steve Anderson, Chair of the Historical Monument Trail; and Rodney Kite-Powell, Chair of the Selection Committee.  Jack Harris will M.C.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

10:00 a.m.


Tampa Bay Convention Center, water side on the Riverwalk 333 S. Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602

About the Tampa Riverwalk

The Friends of the Riverwalk is a 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit entity.  It is organized to enhance the quality of life and build a stronger sense of community in Tampa by preserving the waterfront for use by our citizens and visitors.  To learn more about the Tampa Riverwalk and Friends of the Riverwalk, go to  To learn more about the Historical Monument Trail go to

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Steven A. Anderson