The System In Control Of Tampa

I just read my freind’s blog in the Huffington Post, Tampa: City Under Siege or Control, and it appears that The System is alive and well, flexing its muscles, and definitely in control of Republicans, Democrats, Independentts, Indifferents, and everyone else on either end of the political spectrum in my hometown of Tampa.

The System

What’s your name
Where’s your id
I need to check you out to see
If you’re in the System
The System
No SSI, you’re MIA
I hate to say it, but no way
That you’re in the System
The System
He is in the System
She is in the System
They are in the System
And me…
I’m in the System with them
Where’s the nation we replaced
How’d the whole damn human race
Fall into the System
The System
And where in God’s name will it end
Feel the emptiness within
When you’re in the System
The System
He is in the System
She is in the System
They are in the System
And me…
I’m in the System with them
We’re like zombies walkin’ thru a desert land
Where the spirit is defeated by the greed of man
The System
Oh, the System
Once you’re in, you’re in for good
Needless to say, misunderstood
Laughing at The System
Ha, the System
Locked up in the System
Trapped inside the System
Fall into the System
Crawl into The Sytem
I’m in the System with them.

From Tampa to the Gulf Coast

This is a clip from a lighter moment last week. We were helping our daughter move to her new school, Mississppi Gulfcoast. On Saturday, 8/18/12, the day after she moved into her dorm, we took a drive into New Orleans, which is about 90 minutes away. Had a great day with the fam visiting the French Quarter, capped off by this wonderful performance by The Dragon Master Showcase.  Now here we are a week later, worried and praying for the entire coast. Take it easy on us, Isaac. Stay safe Rey Rey…

Tampa: The Perfect City For Me

This particular memory of Tampa involves a gentleman that is now 100 years young. His name is Sal, and he was my first barber. About a year ago, I ran into him in a rather serendipitous manner. While working my part time job at the Home Depot in West Tampa, I noticed a man with a distressed look on his face wandering back and forth in front of my table. I asked what the matter was, and he told me that he was looking for his father, whom he’d lost track of while shopping. Come to find out, his father was Sal. I hadn’t seen him in over 40 years…I didn’t even know that he was still alive. It was such a pleasure meeting up with him again and knowing that he still remembered me. He talked about my father, who passed away in 1987, and reminded me of what a well loved man he was. Coincidentally, Sal and my father bore a striking resemblance to each other when they were younger. Even more coincindental was the fact that my father’s birthday was the following day, and with this chance meeting, I had an opportunity to remember things about him that I hadn’t thought of in years. I remembered him taking me to Sal’s barbershop, where I’d be propped up in a booster seat to get my haircut. I remembered the horseracing themed pinball machine that I’d play whenever I went to Sal’s barbershop. I also remembered the “bodega” next door, where I’d go to buy an ice cold coke while my father was getting his haircut. And lastly, I remembered Sal speaking about his son, who was a musician. I never really saw him because he was always travelling with his band. That band, which was called Mercy, would later rise to legendary heights when their song, “Love Can Make You Happy” went to #2 on the pop charts. That son, James Marvell, whom I would meet for the first time on that fateful day in May, would unknowingly strike up a converstation with someone who knew and admired his father. As we stood there, sharing stories about music along with memories about Tampa, I thought to myself, this was a meeting that was destined to take place. It was fate. And I felt blessed to be a part of it. Now, well over a year after it happened, I am happy to report that Sal is still alive and well, and I feel priviledged to be introducing this tribute to Tampa, which James Marvell wrote and recorded in honor of his parents. And the best part about it…Sal’s helping him out in the song. These are the kind of I Remember Tampa moments that are priceless…I love it!!!

I Remember Tampa

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Tony Zappone was a very young photagrapher when he got the opportunity of a lifetime. Days before John F. Kennedy was assasinated, he visited Tampa, FL, and Mr. Zappone was there to capture some timeless images of one of the most beloved presidents in U.S. history. The following paragraph’s are Big 13.com’s account of this special moment in time:

“The day was sunny, mild and clear…somewhere in the mid-70’s.  It was perfect Florida weather and excellent for taking pictures.  If it was slightly cool in the shade, the adrenalin of JFK’s visit warmed the onlooker’s body to a comfortable temperature. Despite the lack of any serious humidity, Kennedy, apparently a quick change artist, switched his suit three times during his five-hour visit.  An aide carried extra clothes in a bag that remained undetected by the press and spectators.  He made the changes of clothes in the helicopter on the way to…

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I Remember Tampa

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I remember Tampa back in the days when there were three major networks–ABC, NBC, and CBS–and viewers had very limited choices when deciding what channel they were going to watch. Usually, the decision came down to what your favorite programs were, or what movie was showing on any given day or night. That same principle applied to the morning, afternoon, and evening news, as well. Which family of newscasters did you prefer? Who were you more inclined to let into your living room. Here in Tampa, the choice was exceptionally hard to make. The 3 local stations were WLCY Channel 10 (ABC), WFLA Channel 8 (NBC), and WTVT Channel 13 (CBS). They were all equiped with popular and talented crews, and all handled the local news with optimum professionalism. But for me, Big 13 was the one I tuned into more often than not. There was Salty Sol, Andy, Roy, Hugh, Ernie, and a host of other familiar faces bringing us news, human interest…

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Over 100 historically significant photos of Tampa…the RNC’s next stop.

I Remember Tampa

Special thanks to Dan Perez and his TampaPix website…

Mike Baluja’s hit song, “I Remember Tampa” is used as the intro during the opening credits for The Tampa Natives Show, and again at the end, during the closing credits.

Visit The Tampa Natives Show website to learn more about this unique, history-preserving call-in show.

The first 22 images of this video will pass quite rapidly.  After the Tampa Natives Show logo, it will slow down.

To view directly on Youtube click I Remember Tampa. To view on the TampaPix website click TampaPix.

Below are descriptions of the photos and links to where you can learn more about them and see them larger. Tampapix Home     Tampa Natives photo index at Tampapix

  1. President John F. Kennedy JFK stepping off plane Air Force One, MacDill AFB, Nov. 18, 1963 – Photo by Tony Zappone http://big13.com/JFK In Tampa/jfk_tampa2.htm  Photo at…

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News You Could Trust

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I remember Tampa back in the days when there were three major networks–ABC, NBC, and CBS–and viewers had very limited choices when deciding what channel they were going to watch. Usually, the decision came down to what your favorite programs were, or what movie was showing on any given day or night. That same principle applied to the morning, afternoon, and evening news, as well. Which family of newscasters did you prefer? Who were you more inclined to let into your living room. Here in Tampa, the choice was exceptionally hard to make. The 3 local stations were WLCY Channel 10 (ABC), WFLA Channel 8 (NBC), and WTVT Channel 13 (CBS). They were all equiped with popular and talented crews, and all handled the local news with optimum professionalism. But for me, Big 13 was the one I tuned into more often than not. There was Salty Sol, Andy, Roy, Hugh, Ernie, and a host of other familiar faces bringing us news, human interest stories, event listings, sports, weather, and entertainment updates on a regular basis. You could bank on the same faces, day in and day out, for years at a time, sharing their lives with you. You trusted them. You believed in the pinpoint accuracy of every word that came out of their mouths. And even though mind boggling technical advancements like remote contols and color t.v.’s were beginning to find their way into our homes, the news was still being delivered in a simple, straight forwartd, and figuratively speaking, black and white format. No tricks…no gimmicks…we relied on solid sources and they rarely proved us wrong. Those were the days: before the flood of channels and programs offering alternative points of views on non-newsworthy items invaded the airwaves; before the gossip columns that disguise themselves as newscasts started swaying viewers to their mindless mass communications chatter; and before legitimate newcasters compromised their standards of reporting to try to recapture the markets they lost to the soothesayers. Yes, those were the days, and they won’t be back again anytime soon. But if, by chance, you’d like to momentarily revisit the past, just to get a taste of how it was back then, you’re more than welcome to do so by clicking the following link to the May 17, 2012 archived episode of the Tampa Natives Show: WTVT Big 13. There are some very rare clips and photos featured in this episode. If you happen to be from the Tampa area, you will find them very intriguing. If not, it’s still fun to watch this look back at a time when you were guaranteed to be exposed to true broadcasting professionalism, familiar faces, and news you could trust.

1963: JFK Visits Tampa

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Tony Zappone was a very young photagrapher when he got the opportunity of a lifetime. Days before John F. Kennedy was assasinated, he visited Tampa, FL, and Mr. Zappone was there to capture some timeless images of one of the most beloved presidents in U.S. history. The following paragraph’s are Big 13.com’s account of this special moment in time:

“The day was sunny, mild and clear…somewhere in the mid-70’s.  It was perfect Florida weather and excellent for taking pictures.  If it was slightly cool in the shade, the adrenalin of JFK’s visit warmed the onlooker’s body to a comfortable temperature. Despite the lack of any serious humidity, Kennedy, apparently a quick change artist, switched his suit three times during his five-hour visit.  An aide carried extra clothes in a bag that remained undetected by the press and spectators.  He made the changes of clothes in the helicopter on the way to Al Lopez Field, after his appearance at the International Inn and in an anteroom behind the speaker’s platform at Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory.

Air Force One, the official plane of the chief executive, set down precisely on schedule at 11:24 that morning. Members of the local press were taken by bus to the tarmac and assumed their positions atop a flatbed truck loaned for the day by the Florida Steel Corporation.  Things were fine until the national press corps stormed out of Air Force One to join us on the truck and more or less took over.  I learned the game really fast and edged them off to the side like I owned the place.

Less than a minute later the man I had wanted to see in person for so long walked out the tail exit and down the stairs.  Kennedy looked exactly as I had seen him many times on TV, in films, in magazines and in the newspaper.  The leader of the free world was just as “bigger than life” in person as I had imagined him to be.  He carried a hat in his right hand and hardly let go of it the entire trip.  JFK was in Tampa without his admired first lady Jacqueline, who stayed in Washington to care for other business.”

View this moment in Tampa’s rich history, alongside many other memorable images. Visit Tampapix today, and watch the I Remember Tampa video, as you click through the countless links that lead to the sources of each picture in the video.  And don’t forget to visit the Tampa Natives Show website, too, where there are archived episodes specifically dealing with WTVT Channel 13, Tony Zappone, and various other topics dedicated to remembering Tampa’s colorful past.

Complete Listing of Photos used for I Remember Tampa

Special thanks to Dan Perez and his TampaPix website…

Mike Baluja’s hit song, “I Remember Tampa” is used as the intro during the opening credits for The Tampa Natives Show, and again at the end, during the closing credits.

Visit The Tampa Natives Show website to learn more about this unique, history-preserving call-in show.

The first 22 images of this video will pass quite rapidly.  After the Tampa Natives Show logo, it will slow down.

To view directly on Youtube click I Remember Tampa. To view on the TampaPix website click TampaPix.

Below are descriptions of the photos and links to where you can learn more about them and see them larger. Tampapix Home     Tampa Natives photo index at Tampapix

  1. President John F. Kennedy JFK stepping off plane Air Force One, MacDill AFB, Nov. 18, 1963 – Photo by Tony Zappone http://big13.com/JFK In Tampa/jfk_tampa2.htm  Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  2. Kwik Chek 5201 N. Armenia, 1954 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive12/11830.jpg  Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  3. Children’s Gasparilla Parade 1956, Pumpkin house float in front of Diana Super Outlet, 509 Franklin St. – Robertson & Fresh photo http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-00030229&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  4. Fun-Lan Drive In marquee showing “A Life of Her Own”, 2302 E. Hillsborough Ave., 1950 – Burgert Bros.  http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive06/5342.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  5. Hillsborough Drive In showing “The Body Snatcher” with Boris Karloff, 3308 W. Hillsborough Ave., 1943.  This was the first drive-in theater in Tampa – Burgert Bros.  http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive06/5341.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  6. Biff Burger at Plant High School 2208 S. Dale Mabry Highway.  Vintage Postcard circa 1957 by Biff Burger Corp. on C.Catherman’s Biff Burger website. http://www.biff-burger.com/architecture.htm    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook  Another one
  7. WTVT Channel 13 sign – This building was originally built to be a Greek restaurant, but the owner died suddenly just before it was to open.  Photo from Mike Clark’s big13.net http://big13.com/earlyyears.htm    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  8. Palace Theater, 700 Tampa Street, 1950 – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-00021632&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  9. Tampa International Airport on Columbus Dr., mid 1950s – Color postcard, several sources. http://sidesalad.net/archives/002453.html    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Tampa International Airport history at Tampapix
  10. Gene Holloway at Sea Wolf – Posted at Tampa Natives by a member, possibly from a brochure.  Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  11. Dairy Queen, Nebraska Ave. at the Hillsborough River, Sulphur Springs, 1956 – Cinchett, Vintage Tampa Signs & Scenes. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook 
  12. Plant High School, 2415 South Himes Avenue, 1932- Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive01/393.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  13. 1400 block of 7th Ave. (a.k.a. Broadway) with Las Novedades on left, 1931 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=B29-00033628&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
    Las Novedades history at Tampapix
  14. Burger Chef & Hi-Tide Fish & Chips sign, circa 1960s, color – Originally posted at Tampa Natives by Johnny Cinchett  Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook 
  15. Tampa Bay Bandits license plate, circa 1983 – Originally posted at Tampa Natives group by member. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  16. Car windshields with snow “Tampa?” Jan 19, 1977 – This one is all over the web.  Originally posted by Tampa Natives member Tom Goodson on the old group site. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook Snow in Tampa at Tampapix
  17. Tourist Welcome and informational billboard greeting visitors on lawn of Tampa Union Railway Station, “Year ‘Round City”, 1921 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive06/5798.jpg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  18. John F. Kennedy JFK shaking hands in Tampa, Nov. 18, 1963 at MacDill AFB – Originally posted by Tampa Natives member Joey Donovan. May be by a photographer other than Tony Zappone. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  19. Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket sign with Dan Good in background, N. Florida Ave at Fairbanks St, 1962, The first KFC in Tampa – From Johnny Cinchett’s “Vintage Tampa Signs & Scenes.”  Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  20. Civil War Veteran Sylvanus M. Hankins Sr. with flag in a parade,1914 – Confederate soldier reunion parade in Lakeland, 50th anniversary, also celebrating the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of Lakeland. S.M. Hankins, holding flag, was the engineer on the first train through Lakeland to Tampa.  Originally posted by Mark S. Hankins at Tampa Natives old group. Source is State of Florida Archives at: http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/34071  (Mark may have been the submitter to the archives.)     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  21. Phillips Field Thanksgiving Day football game, Plant vs. Hillsborough – Burgert Bros.  This photo appears to be dated incorrectly. In 1967, the 22 story white Exchange Bank building would have towered above all buildings in the background.  It was completed in 1966 and would appear in this photo above the goal posts.  The hotel Floridan at 19 stories can be seen as the left-most skyscraper.  Also, this is the only photo in the Burgert collection online that is dated after 1963.  This photo looks more like others taken of Phillips Field in the 1940s. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive06/5913.jpg     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Phillips Field at Tampapix – History of Tampa Stadium
  22. Holsum Bakery crowd outside Christmas, 1952 – Burgert Bros.  http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive07/6393.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook comes from John Cinchett’s “Vintage Tampa Signs & Scenes”
  23. Tampa Natives Show logo  www.tampanativesshow.com
  24. Franklin St. ablaze with neon circa 1956 – Yvonne Colado Garren’s father, Hector Colado Photo feature at Tampapix     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  25. Ayers Diner neon sign & diner, Yvonne Colado Garren’s father, Hector Colado Photo feature at Tampapix     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  26. Tahiti Motor Court, 601 S. Dale Mabry, 1958 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive08/7547.jpg     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  27. West Tampa Jr. High, Habana Ave., 1932  – Burgert Bros.  The school was built on the northeast corner of Habana and Walnut in 1927 by F.J. Kennard & Son, the architect of Hillsborough High School and many other Tampa buildings. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive03/2972.jpg   Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  28. Jai-Alai fronton color – Originally submitted by Tampa Natives member Thomas Kaspar. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  29. Mexican Burro Restaurant – Flickr site by Jeff Houck, he has lots of good shots of old restaurants.  This one is a 1991 Tampa Tribune file photo.  The photo itself may be late 70s. http://www.flickr.com/photos/94393434@N00/3595845264/
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  30. Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory, 500 N. Howard Ave., 1962 – Burgert Bros. George Nelson Benjamin, a West Tampa developer and mayor, donated land for a public park in West Tampa which became the eventual site for Fort Homer Hesterly Armory. In 1922, the city of Tampa and Hillsborough County donated the land to the Florida National Guard. Construction of the armory began in 1938 and was completed in 1941, dedicated on Dec. 8, 1941 (the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor) http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive14/13334.jpg     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory feature at Tampapix
  31. Florida State Fair exhibit cigar plane and ladies in bizarre costumes, 1941 – Burgert http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=B29-f-00003493&scale=1200&format=jpeg     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  32. Al Lopez as a Brooklyn Dodger, circa 1930 – Several sources: Baseball Catchers Hall of Fame at http://bb_catchers.tripod.com/catchers/hofexec.htm    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Al Lopez at Tampapix
  33. Lowry Park Navy P2V2 Plane bomber circa 1976 – Photo courtesy of the photographer, Art Walker. http://www.tampapix.com/zoo_old.htm    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Lowry Park history at Tampapix
  34. River Shore drive-in restaurant, 1965, 8100 N. Florida Ave. “Good Food Is Our Specialty” Located on the north bank of the beautiful Hillsborough River and just before N. River Shore Drive, directly across Florida Avenue from the Sulphur Springs Water Tower. “Good food with a pleasant atmosphere.” This is the location now of Riverside Marine. Photo comes from the 1964 Hillsborean, HHS Yearbook. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook  
  35. Get & Go drive in restaurant, 4801 N. Florida Ave, 1965 – GET & GO DRIVE IN, 4801 N. Florida Ave., 1965 Everybody enjoys a good hamburger and milkshake, and these highwaterin’ Hillsborough Terriers are no exception! This was the northeast corner of Fla. Ave. and Osborne.  Photo comes from the 1964 Hillsborean, HHS Yearbook. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  36. Concrete street name pylon Central Ave & Osborne Ave. Photo comes from the 1964 Hillsborean, HHS Yearbook. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  37. Street scene at intersection of Howard Avenue and Main Street in West Tampa with Delgado’s Department Store and 4th of July Cafe, 1935 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive10/9193.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  38. Tampa Bay Center mall parking lot sloped entrance, 1975 – Jefferson High School “Monticello” yearbook Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook  and Tampa Bay Center at Tampapix
  39. 42nd St. Station Disco & Pub sign, 1979 – HHS yearbook, Hillsborean  Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  40. Malio’s Cafe sign Happy 40th Olga Coppin – Polaroid submitted toTampa Natives by member Olga Coppin, no date. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  41. Gasparilla Parade, women on float in front of Essrig’s Exclusifabrics, Downtown, Circa 1956 – Submitted to the old Tampa Natives group by unnoted member. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  42. Marshall’s Restaurant and Tarr Furniture Company on 500 block of Tampa Street, 1925 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive05/4035.jpg     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  43. Manuel Beiro and Andy Hardy doing Valencia Gardens commercial, mid 1960s – Mike Clark’s Big13.net http://www.big13.net/personalities.htm     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  44. Pony Portrait circa 1952 – Submitted by Tampa Natives member Joe Abene. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook 
  45. Hawaiian Village sign with stone moai head – Photograph posted to blog at http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34194&forum=2 by Jordan Smith     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  46. Valencia Garden Restaurant at 811 Grand Central Ave., 1952 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive07/6630.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  47. J. Crockett Farnell, Hillsborough High School football coach and Jimmy Hughes, Plant High School football coach and WDAE radio announcer Salty Sol Fleischman gathered around microphone at Plant High School athletic department office. 1947 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive11/10902.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  48. Tampa skyline from Garcia Avenue, including Clara Frye Hospital, 1938 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive03/2371.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  49. Lums and Publix in Coral Springs, FL http://www.pbase.com/image/81070997    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  50. Columbia Restaurant waiters, 1966 –  Submitted to Tampa Natives by Mario Nuñez.  His father is in this photo.  So is Gov. Bob Martinez’ father, Serafino Martinez.  See photo with many waiters identified at: Columbia Restaurant at Tampapix   Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  51. Sol Fleischman of WDAE radio interviewing customer of sidewalk service at First National Bank of Tampa, 1952. – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive15/14716.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  52. Downtown cigar store interior with owners Margaret (Abene) and Joe Betancourt, 1946 – Originally posted by Tampa Natives member Joe Abene. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  53. Salty Sol’s Best Bet, circa 1960 – Mike Clark’s Big13.net http://big13.com/Sports/sportstory.htm    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  54. B&B Super Market on Henderson Blvd. at Dale Mabry, 1950 – Burgert Bros.  B&B stood for Bever and Bever.  It began in Avon Park Florida with one grocery store in 1923 under the name B&B Cash Grocery. The founders were Charles D. Bever and his wife Charlotte H. Bever. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive07/6856.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  55. Cars in parking lot at J. M. Fields department store, 9215 Florida Avenue, 1958 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive08/7537.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  56. J M Fields Department Store, with collapsed roof, 9215 Florida Avenue, 1958 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive13/12571.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  57. Old Fort Restaurant Franklin St. and Platt, 1947 – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-00020400&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  58. Goody Goody Drive-In Restaurant BBQ, 1119 N. Florida Ave., 1941 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=B29-00047087&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
    Goody Goody at Tampapix
  59. Franklin Street looking south from Cass St. at sunset, 1930s – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-unk-00000074&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  60. “Evelyn’s” bar on Grand Central near Snow Park, and owner Evelyn Legg, 1935 – Submitted to the old Tampa Natives Group by granddaughter or grandneice of Evelyn Legg.  Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook See related magazine article
  61. Baby elephant Sheena at Lowry Park giving Donna Ringer and hitchhiker Suzie the chimp a ride, circa 1965 – Submitted by Donna’s brother, Rick Ringer, Tampa Natives member. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook Lowry Park history at Tampapix
  62. Mural under stands at Tampa Stadium showing Hugh Culverhouse, Leroy Selmon, John McKay, Ricky Bell, Doug Williams, 1998 – Photo by Tampa Native member Rick T. Parnell  Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook Tampa Stadium history at Tampapix
  63. Rodney Marsh of Tampa Bay Rowdies holding up 2nd Place trophy after losing to Cosmos in NASL Championship, 1979 (that’s why he’s not smiling), Henry Kissinger on the right – Tampa Natives member submitted, originally from Ian Morris’ Tampa Bay Rowdies Blog http://mytampabayrowdies.blogspot.com/2009/09/rowdies-press-photos-rodney-marsh_03.html
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
    Rowdies history at Tampapix
  64. People at merry-go-round at Super Test Amusement Park, 2924 North Dale Mabry, 1951 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive07/6812.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  65. W.T. Grant merchandise display, Franklin St., circa 1940s – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-00004046&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  66. Goody Goody street level view, 1119 N. Florida Ave., 1932 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=B29-00034469&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
    Goody Goody at Tampapix
  67. J.J. Newberry & Kress, Franklin St. 1941 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-00016090&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  68. Aunt Hattie’s Victorian restaurant, Kennedy Blvd. near Westshore, 1974 – Flickr site by Jeff Houck, he has lots of good shots of old restaurants.  This one is a 1974 Tampa Tribune file photo. http://www.flickr.com/photos/94393434@N00/3595845162/
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  69. Entry arch at Lois Ave. and Bay to Bay Blvd. marking the entrance to a subdivision at the 4100 block of Bay to Bay Blvd. circa 1950s – Submitted by Tampa Natives member David Fox, given to him by his stepmother Margie Bane Fox. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  70. Franklin St. night scene view looking north at Madison with Jack Pendola, Madison drugstore  neon signs, circa 1955 – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-z-00007017&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  71. National Auto Supermarket at 1711 E. Hillsborough Ave, with Maria Williams Trippe (owner’s daughter) in front of a Ford Maverick, a TV special, circa 1971  Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  72. Intersection of Dale Mabry & Sligh Ave. with Colonial Beach sign, looking north, 1958 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive13/12608.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  73. Chatterbox Cocktail Bar at 709 S. Howard Avenue – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-z-00000223&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  74. Malios Steak House sign showing “Happy Birthday Bruce”, circa 2000 – Submitted by Tampa Natives creator Steve Cannella, photo by Bruce Krentzman  Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  75. The Great Milenko wrestler doing the Russian Sickle move, submitted by Tampa Natives member Lou Maggio. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  76. Tampa Tarpons red scorecard / program cover, submitted to Tampa Natives by Thomas Kaspar Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  77. Buffalo Elementary School building just west of Nebraska Ave., circa 1960s? – Submitted by Tampa Natives member David Garcia. Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook
  78. Army Navy Surplus Market at 1312 N. Tampa St.  Nov. 2009 –  Photographed by and submitted to Tampa Natives by Dan Perez Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Photo at Tampapix
  79. Delivery trucks parked in front of Worthingstun’s Bakery and Allen Hotel at 212-14 Tyler Street, 1921 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive01/992.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  80. Golden Gate Speedway arch, circa 1970s, submitted to floridastockcars.com by Larry Glendenning http://www.floridastockcars.com/gallery3/v/Golden+Gate/ggatesign.jpg.html
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  81. Licata’s steakhouse in the Knight & Wall building downtown, 108 Jackson St., 1962 – Johnny Cinchett’s “Vintage Tampa Signs and Scenes” Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Knight & Wall at Tampapix
  82. Tampa International Airport, 1957, The Latin Fiesta group going on a goodwill trip, waiting for their plane – Photo courtesy of Angelo Rumore, submitted to Tampa Natives by Steve Cannella. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  83. Ayres Diner exterior front view, Seminole Heights, 4603 N. Florida Avenue, circa 1956 – Photo courtesy of Yvonne Colado Garren, photographed by her father, Hector Colado. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook  Photo at Tampapix
  84. Tampa city bus interior, circa 1945 – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-z-00007100&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  85. Women cigar makers using automated equipment at the Hav-A-Tampa cigar factory, 1939 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=B29-00043308&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  86. H.B. Plant steamer SS Olivette in the Bay of Havana, late 1880s – Detroit Publishing Co. http://www.encore-editions.com/olivette-plant-s-s-line-havana
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  87. West Tampa Fire Department pumper truck with crew and representatives of Racine Tires in front of fire station, 1920 – Burgert Bros.
    http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=B29-00005187&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
    West Tampa Fire Station #9 at Tampapix
  88. The Manrara building circa 1920s, 9th Ave. & 14th St.  Originally located here was the Ybor Land Development office, a 2-storry  gingerbread wood frame house built in 1887, the building in the photo became the office’s second office.  It later became “Bien Publico Clinic” and later the A. A. Gonzalez Clinic.  Now it is the Don Vicente Inn. Original source unknown
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  89. Tampa Bay Rowdies 1975 championship patch – Submitted by Tampa Natives member Thomas Kaspar. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook Tampa Bay Rowdies at Tampapix
  90. SuperTest amusement park train ride, 2424 N. Dale Mabry at Columbus Drive – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive08/7160.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  91. Sears store at Hillsborough and 22nd, color postcard circa 1950s – Posted by JSDesign at Flickr, several other sources http://www.flickr.com/photos/js_design/2239334460/    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  92. Barney Bungelupper (Jerry Martin) and Hector Hambone (Jack Jarvis) at a private birthday party – Submitted by a Tampa Native member who is in the photo.  Barney & Hector did private parties for hire. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook 
  93. Florida State Fair on the parking grounds of Tampa Stadium, Feb. 1976 – Photographed and submitted by Tampa Natives member Dan Perez. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook  Photo at Tampapix
  94. Palace Theater at 700 Tampa Street showing Green Dolphin St. with Lana Turner & Van Heflin, 1950 – Robertson & Fresh http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=R05-00021632&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  95. Welcome Mr. President, kids on porch with signs welcoming President John F. Kennedy motorcade, Nov. 18, 1963 – Tony Zappone.
    Photo at Tampa Natives fan page on Facebook 
  96. Bo’s Ice Cream shop, founded by Kenneth M. Bosanko, 7101 N. Florida Ave, 2004 – Photo by Dan Perez, submitted by Tampa Natives member Lloyd Cristiano Carrera Santos. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook  also Photo montage at Tampa Natives on Facebook Bo’s at Tampapix
  97. Egypt Temple Shriners band with director Murlin Leslie Price, 1921- Submitted by Tampa Natives member Kellie Jo Worley Starner. Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook  
  98. Sunshine Skyway Bridge and its causeway construction, aerial view, looking north from Terra Ceia, circa 1953 – Manatee County Library Historic Photo Collection http://digital.lib.usf.edu/downloads/?doi=M01-05160-A&scale=1200&format=jpeg
    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  99. King Arthur’s Inn sign, N. Dale Mabry between Buffalo Ave. and Hillsborough Avenue, circa late 1960s – Johnny Cinchett’s “Vintage Tampa Signs and Scenes”     Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook
  100. Franklin St. at night, decorated for Christmas, Florida and Tampa Theater signs, 1952 – Burgert Bros. http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive12/11679.jpg    Photo at Tampa Natives on Facebook

“This love affair was meant to be…”

A revised edition of the video for Tampa Natives Show theme song, I Remember Tampa, is available for viewing on YouTube. It is set to an accumulation of memorable photos that have been posted on Facebook. For a complete reference list on where the photos used for this video came from visit TampaPix.com.  CDs and Digital Downloads now available through Reverbnation at IRememberTampa.com.
In addition, I’d like to remind you that you can remember Tampa, too, by tuning into the Tampa Natives Show, LIVE, each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on Brighthouse 950, Verizon 30, Comcast 20, or online at TBCN.org (click “Watch Us”). You can also find your favorite episodes archived at TampaNativesShow.com.