Remembering the Fighting 10th: Or Billy is Embarrassed

It turns out the city fairly long ago – 2001 – honored the men of the 10th Cavalry with commemorative marker along Lake Wire where they camped in 1898 before going onto military fame in the Cuban phase of the Spanish American War. The Ledger wrote about it while I worked there. Oh, the shame.

IMG00129-20100602-0822So let me amend my post from Memorial Day to urge you to read a little about the 10th’s time in Lakeland and checkout the marker, which is right across the street from Zohra’s on Lake Wire.

Check out Bill Rufty’s story from 2001, which is now available on Google news archives, which is very cool. And this one.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Billy Townsend for Lakeland Local