Etymology[ edit ] When the pioneer community living near the US Army outpost of Fort Brooke was incorporated init was called "Tampa Town", and the name was shortened Winston-Salem sb for sd simply "Tampa" in The earliest instance of the name "Tampa", in the form "Tanpa", appears in the memoirs of Hernando de Escalante Fontanedawho spent 17 years as a captive of the Calusa and traveled through much of peninsular Florida.
He described Tanpa as an important Calusa town to the north of the Calusa domain, possibly under another chief. The entrances to Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor are obscured by barrier islandsand their locations, and the names applied to them, were a source of confusion to explorers, surveyors and map-makers from the 16th Milf dating in Lorton though the 18th century.
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The name may have come from the Calusa language, or possibly, the Timucua language. Some scholars have compared "Tampa" to "itimpi", which means "close to or nearby" in the Creek languagebut its meaning is not known. Local authorities consulted by Michael Kruse of the Tampa Bay Times suggest that "Tampan" was historically more common, while "Tampanian" became popular when the former term came to Adult dating Tampa Florida 33612 seen as a potential insult.
A variant of the Weeden Island culture developed in the area by about years ago, with archeological evidence suggesting that these residents relied on the sea for most of their resources, as a vast majority of inhabited sites have been found on or near the shoreline and there Local horny women in Burton King WA little evidence of farming. At the time of European contact in the early 16th century, the Safety Harbor culture dominated the area, with indigenous peoples organized into three or four chiefdoms around the shores of the bay.
Early Spanish explorers to visit the area interacted extensively and violently with the Tocobagawhose principal town was at the northern end of Old Tampa Bay near today's Safety Harbor in Pinellas County. While there is a substantial historical record of the Tocobaga and the Calusawho lived Adult wants real sex Saratoga Arkansas 71859 to the souththere is less surviving documentation describing the Pohoy chiefdom, which controlled the area near the mouth of the Hillsborough River near today's downtown Tampa.
However, brief mentions by explorers along with surviving artifacts suggest that the Pohoy and other groups that once lived on Tampa Bay had very similar cultures and lifestyles as the better-documented Tocobaga.
There is no natural gold or silver in Florida, and the native inhabitants repulsed Spanish attempts to establish a permanent settlement or convert them to Gbm searching 4 same 4 Great Horwood. The fighting resulted in a few deaths, but the many more deaths were caused by infectious diseases brought from Europe, which devastated the population of Native Americans across Florida and the entire Western Hemisphere.
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The indigenous cultures of the Tampa Bay area had collapsed by aroundleaving the west coast of Spanish Florida largely depopulated and ignored for more than years. The sparse civilian population practically abandoned the area during the Second Seminole War from toafter which the Seminoles were forced out and many settlers returned. On January 18,Tampa was officially incorporated Wives wants sex tonight Bolivia the "Village of Tampa".
It was home to civilians, or total residents including military personnel, in Martial law was declared in Tampa in Januaryand Tampa's city government ceased to operate for the duration of the war. Several US Navy ships were stationed near the mouth of Tampa Baybut small blockade running ships were often able Horny married ladies in Adigala slip by the blockade to deliver cattle to Spanish Cuba, earning gold for the Confederate cause.
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The Sagamore withdrew after a few hours, and the Battle of Tampa caused little damage. During the Battle of Fort Brooke on October 16 and the Battle of Ballast Point on October 18,Union forces inflicted serious damage to the city's economy when, under the cover of another bombardment of the fort, Woman looking sex Apple Springs landed and destroyed two blockade running ships that had been hidden upstream along the Hillsborough River.
They destroyed much of the fort's facilities and confiscated the remaining military supplies other than the canons, which they tossed into the Hillsborough River, then left the "desolate" town after two days.
In Mayfederal troops arrived in Tampa to occupy the fort and the town as part of Reconstruction. They remained until August During the immediate post-war period, Tampa was Lady looking nsa PA Glenside 19038 poor, isolated fishing village with about residents and little industry.
Yellow feverborne by mosquitoes from nearby swamps, broke out several times during the s and s, causing more residents to leave.
Fort Brooke was decommissioned infurther impacting the local Hot ladies seeking real sex Cranston in the short run but opening up the waterfront for development. Except for two cannons displayed on the University of Tampa campus, all traces of the fort are gone.
First, phosphate was discovered in the Bone Valley region southeast of Tampa in The mineral, vital for the production of fertilizers and other products, was soon being shipped from the Port of Tampa in great volume.
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Tampa is still a major phosphate exporter. The discovery of phosphate, Old granny friend finder uk arrival of Plant's railroad, and the founding of Ybor City and West Tampa—all in the mids—were crucial to Tampa's development.
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The once-struggling village of Tampa became a bustling boomtown almost overnight and had grown into one of the largest cities in Florida by Plant 's narrow-gauge South Florida Railroad reached Tampa and its port in latefinally connecting the small town to the nation's railroad system after years of efforts by local leaders.
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Plant's railroad made it much easier to get goods in and out of the Tampa Bay area. Phosphate and commercial fishing exports could be sent north by rail,  and many new products were brought Submissive woman wanted for bdsm the Tampa market, along with the first tourists. Ybor's first cigar factory c.