Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
By the City of Coronado
National Boys Tennis Champion
Erected by City of Coronado.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 32° 41.515′ N, 117° 10.65′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street and D Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 6th Street, Coronado CA 92118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Stockdale Tribute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Babcock Court (about 700 feet away); Sacred Heart Church - 1920 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree (approx. half a mile away); Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 (approx. half a mile away); First Bank Building - 1911 (approx. half a mile away); First Firehouse Site - 1892 Coronado Ferryboat Terminal (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
Also see . . .
1. Field Guide to Coronado History: Tennis Fame (Coronado Times, 2/10/2014). "Bob Carrothers was Coronado’s own, a junior tennis player and president of his CHS class with a dedicated tennis work ethic and profound love of the game. At the young age of 15, Carrothers broke out onto the national stage by winning the 1937 national championship in boy’s singles. Tragically, while a student at USC and on his way home on a Friday evening, he was killed in a car accident...." (Submitted on May 29, 2019.)
2. Bob Carrothers Dies in Car Crash (newspaper clipping, 10/19/40). (Submitted on May 29, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2019, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.