Six of Tampa's most significant historical figures were memorialized Tuesday along the city's Riverwalk.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Friends of the Riverwalk and dozens of other people gathered as the memorials were unveiled along the Historical Monument Trail.

Monuments in honor of C. Blythe Andrews, Cody Fowler, Kate Victoria Jackson, Peter O. Knight, Paulina Pedroso and Garfield Devoe Rogers will join the monuments already in place.

Each of the honorees was a trailblazer who helped to mold Tampa into what it is today.

"I see so much pride," said Steve Anderson of Friends of the Riverwalk. "I see so much emotion in many of you in recognizing that due recognition."

Buckhorn said the monuments will allow the Riverwalk to be used as a teaching tool.

"They won't just be walking along the water, they won't just be fishing, they'll be learning about the story of this community and the people that made it special," he said.

Ultimately more than 30 monuments will line the length of the Riverwalk.

The unveiling of the next six monuments will take place in the spring, with the final installations taking place in December of 2014.