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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Johnny Robertson

 
 
Johnny Robertson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 10, 2021
1. Johnny Robertson Marker
Inscription.  

The Altoona Boxing Club
was founded in 1969 by
Johnny Robertson.

Coach Robertson's commitment and
dedication to the sport of boxing helped
thousands of young fighters become
winners in and out of the ring.

 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
Location. 40° 31.041′ N, 78° 23.597′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on 7th Avenue. Marker is in John Robertson Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altoona PA 16602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Altoona (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Nesbit (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Altoona Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Juniata Shops (approx. 0.4 miles away); Track Cars (approx. 0.4 miles
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away); PRR Class N5 Cabin Car (or Caboose) No. 477577 (approx. 0.4 miles away); PRR Class X29L Steel Boxcar No. 2136 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Also see . . .
1. Local boxing legend honored (WTAJ, 2016). (Submitted on September 13, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Central Pennsylvania boxing club founder honored by pupils (The Washington Times, 2016). (Submitted on September 13, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Johnny Robertson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 10, 2021
2. Johnny Robertson Marker
Statue at John Robertson Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 10, 2021
3. Statue at John Robertson Park
John Robertson Park Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 10, 2021
4. John Robertson Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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