Outside a Tampa city warehouse, strapped in a crate, is an odd place to find a statue with a long history. Decades ago, families would come to the statue on Mother’s Day and lay flowers at her feet.
There was a time where TPA (TIA?) would have ended up where the University of South Florida is located today, or even in Pinellas County. But it "made sense" to use the old WWII base Drew Field, and residents have been loving their airport ever since.
The JC Newman Cigar Company is the only cigar factory in Ybor City that still hand-rolls cigars and it recently opened its doors to show off renovations to the 125-year-old building.
Tampa finally has the chance to host a WrestleMania, and it's a long time coming considering wrestling is in the city's DNA.
To mark the 111th anniversary of 'El Reloj,' the last working cigar factory in Tampa, Eric Newman and his family invited special guests to be lectors, the first to fill that role since the Tampa cigar factories did away with them in 1931.
At approximately 3700 acres, Weedon Island Preserve is an ecological jewel within an urban landscape on the shores of Old Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, but few people know about its prehistoric past.
At the height of the cigar industry in Tampa, there were more than 200 factories operating in our area. Today, only 24 of those brick buildings remain.
Christopher Satterfield is in the process of renovating a more-than-100-year-old historic pink Victorian-style home in the Dixieland neighborhood of Lakeland. He says there's evidence it was built by none other than Henry B. Plant.
Researchers have pulled more than 35,000 objects from Angola's settlers from an excavation site near Bradenton's Riverwalk.
Charles McGraw Grough, an associate professor of history at the University of Tampa, took a look at an important era in Tampa. His research is now a new exhibit on Booker T. Washington at the Henry B. Plant Museum.
If you want to get to Ybor City or to the new Water Street District, an automobile isn't the only way to go. There are HART's TECO Line streetcars, which are a common sight in downtown Tampa with a history in the city that dates back to 1885.
Ninety-five years after his great-grandfather found fortune with dog racing, the owner of Derby Lane in St. Petersburg hopes the site's second century is just as lucky.
For more than a century, history was hidden in plain sight on the cottage on 2nd Ave. North In St. Petersburg. The history is in the stucco that coats the 1909 structure, whose builders used coquina shells to form the texture, millions of shells.
Buck O'Neil, the grandson of slaves, grew up in Sarasota during the 1920s. He went on to be a Negro League star and the first Black coach in Major League Baseball.
The Bucs' worst-to-first story has become part of the fabric of the Tampa Bay Area. In fact, the effort to get the NFL to award the franchise helped lead to the name “Tampa Bay.”
You have to go back a few years to remember this. It’s the Super Bowl halftime show from 30 years ago. You may even know some of the performers. Three decades later, it’s still remembered as a magical night.
When Tampa Stadium hosted Super Bowl XXV in 1991, the Gulf War was underway. 2,000 Tampa-area kids were part of the show, along with The New Kids on the Block and Walt Disney stars like Mickey Mouse. Here’s Alan Wendt’s original report from 1991.
When Tampa Stadium hosted Super Bowl XXV in 1991, some fans were disappointed that Joe Montana wasn’t in town. But that didn’t stop them from making the trip to Tampa, where the Tampa Bay Center Mall next to the stadium ended up being a gathering spot for many seeking tickets. Here’s Alan Wendt’s original report from 1991.
'Pulse 13' coverage of the space shuttle Challenger tragedy as reported by WTVT-TV in Tampa, then a CBS affiliate. Originally aired January 28, 1986.
On Monday, the Dali Museum will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its current location.