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Azalea House charms visitors to Dade City
The next time you're roaring up Interstate 75 north of Tampa, take a few giant steps backward in time and detour to Dade City. The town was named (as was Dade County) for an Army officer, Maj. Francis Langhorne Dade, a Virginian who was in command of the 110-man detachment ambushed by Seminole Indians three days after Christmas 1835, while en route from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to relieve Fort King (Ocala).
By Robert Tolf