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Displays at Veterans Memorial Park & Museum inspire reflection on the sacrifices of men and women who served the United States in times of conflict, and of their families and friends at home. The Hillsborough County parcel on U.S. 301, beside the Tampa Bypass Canal, features statues and...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – For most of Hillsborough County’s history, when someone’s house caught fire, it was a volunteer firefighter who rushed to extinguish the blaze. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue now has more than 1,000 employees, but for many decades the...
Things that go bump in the night fascinate lovers of the Halloween season. As with any building that sees the moonlight of a few centuries, some Hillsborough County landmarks have their own lively histories. In this virtual ghost tour, you can find some of the happening haunted places near you. ...
Since 1990, the Hillsborough County Fair has entertained residents and visitors with competitions such as rodeos, truck and tractor pulls, and demolition derbies. In addition, the days-long extravaganza features talent shows, art exhibits, and, most notably, the Harvest Queen Pageant and...
Young children and adults in Hillsborough County will chase a record, and promote literacy, by reading the same book, on the same day, with thousands of others throughout the world. The nonprofit group Jumpstart's Read for the Record initiative takes place on Thursday, Oct. 25, at branch libraries...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2018) - Can DNA testing unlock the mystery of your family tree? What's the latest tool for researching historical records? Whether you're a genealogy genius or just getting started on finding out who all those people are in the photo albums you inherited, you're...
The USCGC Tampa, retooled as a Navy escort ship during World War I, slipped beneath the waves on Sept. 26, 1918. The 190-foot ship, a fixture at early Gasparilla celebrations in its namesake city, sank to the bottom of Bristol Channel in Great Britain after it was struck by a torpedo fired by a...
Almost one-third of Hillsborough's residents are Hispanic, and Spanish is the primary language spoken in one of every five homes in the county. Local Hispanics have key roles in politics, business, religion, sports, the arts, cuisine, and other facets of everyday life. During Hispanic Heritage...
Office worker Maria Isabel Rodriguez was in the 90 West Street building in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, when the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, about 300 feet away. Maria was one of two people who died in 90 West Street that day, trapped in an elevator as fiery debris rained...
Summer Sets at Lithia September 22, 2018
Take a Ranger led hike on our 3-mile nature trail inside the Fish Hawk Creek Nature Preserve. Celebrate the end of Summer with one last hike. While Florida may not have extreme seasonal changes, the plants and wildlife do go through phases. Walk with Ranger Ashley as she discusses some park...