1. The exterior of the 1914 Plant City High School Community Center in Plant City.
  2. John Lind, once among the world’s most renowned female impersonators, performed in Tampa in 1917.
  3. The St. Petersburg Yacht Club is seen in this Google Earth image.
  4. Curtis Stokes, chairperson of the Tampa Bay History Center board of trustees, looks at items on display before the ribbon-cutting ceremony as he walks through the new permanent Black history exhibit at the center. The new exhibit, Travails and Triumphs, chronicles over 500 years of Black history in the Tampa Bay area.
  5. The quarter-mile-long rainbow flag being rolled up at the end of the Pride in Paradise Parade, with hundreds of people carrying the flag down the street in 2022.
  6. A still from "MerPeople," Netflix's four-part documentary series that revolves around mermaid culture. The series includes mermaids from Tampa Bay's own Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
  7. Joe Vila, Willie Vila, Wilfred Vila, Hector Vila, Robert Vila, Denio Vila and Tony Vila at Vila Brothers Park in 2005. The brothers served in the military, spanning World War II to Operation Desert Storm.
  8. Madai Favaro, a museum educator with Tampa's Glazer Children's Museum, introduces Big John, the world’s largest documented fossilized triceratops skeleton, during a visit with kindergarten students from Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa.
  9. “It would be a great attraction for tourists and residents,” Tampa Bay radio personality Jack Harris said of his idea for a Tampa Walk of Fame.
  10. Annette Kowalski and "The Joy of Painting" host Bob Ross met in Clearwater and agreed to become business partners over dinner at a Waffle House.
  11. The Jack Kerouac House of St. Petersburg, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the writer's final home, is raising funds by welcoming fans into the house. A $250 donation and $100 cleaning fee gets you a night's stay.
  12. Booker T. Washington Elementary School student Zoey McCray, 6, gets a close look at Big John, the world’s largest documented fossilized triceratops skeleton, through a bubble dome at the Big John exhibit at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa.
  13. The entry in the top left corner is a sales receipt for two enslaved teenagers. It was recorded with Hillsborough County on March 14,1865, nearly a year after the enslaved were declared free here.
  14. A pedestrian is seen at Memorial Park Cemetery in 2021 in Tampa. The cemetery opened in 1919.
  15. This is a map of Zion Cemetery that was filed with the Hillsborough County Clerk on Feb. 20, 1901.
  16. The City of Tampa has agreed to buy this segregation-era Black cemetery.
  17. Left: Robert Plant contorts his face as he sings to a sold-out crowd at Tampa Stadium on May 5, 1973. Right: An original flyer advertising the Led Zeppelin show that broke records.
  18. The Pirate Water Taxi floats in the Hillsborough River along the Tampa Riverwalk on Jan. 22 in Tampa.
  19. Shackles from the Spanish slave trade during the 1700s, displayed at the Tampa Bay History Center in downtown Tampa.
  20. John Bell, president and CEO of the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, gives a tour. An upcoming three-year, $21 million renovation will preserve the historic look while ushering in a new era, adding a second screen and a third-floor event space.
  21. A balloon glow will cap the night at 8:30 Friday and Saturday, like it did here in 2017, at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for Riverfest. The event returns May 5-6.
  22. The City of Tampa government is considering paving Seventh  Ave. in Ybor City with bricks.
  23. The interior of the Cleveland location of Good Night John Boy, a 1970s-style disco nightclub. A St. Petersburg location is opening this weekend.
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