The Hillsborough River: Human Connections presented by the USF Humanities
The Hillsborough River: It’s an oasis of tranquil nature in a busy urban area, or
a popular waterway, bustling with boats and business. But did you know that the
remains of a steamer burned by Union troops in 1863 lie in its waters at Lowry Park,
or that it boasted a "bat tower" in Temple Terrace that was part of a grand experiment
in mosquito eradication?
This website is an ongoing resource full of historical
photos, videos, contemporary photography, and other resources. There is even a way
for you to submit your own photos, documents, and stories about the river.
From Oct. 20 to Nov. 7, 2012, the USF Humanities Institute hosted a series of events celebrating
the river. These free, public events explored the river from a variety of perspectives and included lectures, exhibits, and several events on and around the river. Visit the events page for a complete
The program is partially funded through a major grant from the Florida Humanities
Council and is supported by a number of community partners.