It’s been a long time since Spain has claimed Florida, and Tampa thereof, as part of New Spain. This is one of the most interesting facts about this area. If you want to find out more about Tampa, you don’t have to take a history class. There’s enough information available on the internet, so all you have to do is find some reliable websites on this topic.
Today, Tampa is considered as one of the best outdoor cities in the US. Its parks and stunning landscapes are probably the reason why Forbes magazine editors have decided to rank it the fifth best outdoor city in 2008. How a little fishing village has managed to become such a developed and desirable area isn’t a secret. By learning about its history and about its residents, you are going to discover how the phosphate discovered in the Bone Valley region has attracted a lot of people to relocate here. It’s natural for people to tend to relocate where jobs are, as everybody needs to find a way to earn a living. As soon as these communities start to grow, the entire region develops. People start building railways and roads, thus creating even more jobs of the locals. Infrastructure developments attract wealthier people to come live in the area, leading to the formation of a middle class segment. All these people have children, so they need schools, universities and entertainment facilities.
Wars are also potential growth factors. This has been the case of Tampa Bay Area with its multiple airfields. Once the war ended, all these airfields have been used by civilians, contributing even more to the development of the entire region.
You can find out such facts from history magazines. Most of them have an online version, so you can bookmark them to study everything in detail whenever you have some spare time.
If you want, you can go to your local public library to read some literature on this topic. most public libraries have collections of old newspapers and magazines, so you might have a few revelations during your research.
Learning about facts from the past and about he history of your city is a very good thing. It can make you even prouder of your state and of your ancestors. This is one of the points of studying history and of understanding the past. We can use all these to build a better future.