FLOR500, Garden 237 Vicente Martinez-Ybor, Businessman (1818–1896) Born in Spain, Martinez-Ybor moved to Cuba as a teenager and learned the cigar-making business. He later relocated his cigar-making operation to Key West and then to Tampa. Thousands of Cuban and Spanish workers followed. Tampa’s cigar-producing area became known as Ybor City. Martinez-Ybor invested in the town’s infrastructure, founding a gas company, a paving company, a fire insurance company, and other enterprises. Ybor City became famous for its fine cigars, and a center for Cuban culture in Florida.
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Vicente Martinez-Ybor, Businessman  

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Vicente Martinez-Ybor, Businessman 

(1818–1896)

Born in Spain, Martinez-Ybor moved to Cuba as a teenager and learned the cigar-making business. He later relocated his cigar-making operation to Key West and then to Tampa. Thousands of Cuban and Spanish workers followed. Tampa’s cigar-producing area became known as Ybor City. Martinez-Ybor invested in the town’s infrastructure, founding a gas company, a paving company, a fire insurance company, and other enterprises. Ybor City became famous for its fine cigars, and a center for Cuban culture in Florida. 





 




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