Coalinga For Breakfast Update

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Michael Hoffman
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2013/11/10 15:11:04 (permalink)

Coalinga For Breakfast Update

Back in 2005 someone was looking for places to eat breakfast near Coalinga, California. I posted the following:
 
Coalinga is also smack in the middle of oil country. And, while it may no longer be there (I don't know), it was the home of Bordegary's Saloon and Hotel, a marvelous place that still had bullet holes in the bar-back in the mid 1950s when I used to play poker in the saloon mornings after a midnight tower on a drilling rig.
 
I just learned that Bordegary's is no longer there on what was once known as Whiskey Row (North 5th Street). It seems it disappeared during the earthquake of 1983.
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    mar52
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    Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update 2013/11/10 17:07:39 (permalink)
    Coalinga is indeed still in existence and a bit famous for the kidnapping and burying of a busload of school kids.
     
    It's also home to the largest manure pile I've ever seen.
     
    That earthquake was quite a big one.... 6.5
     
    The manure pile prevented me from ever stopping there.
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    Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update 2013/11/10 17:36:56 (permalink)
    I misspoke. I know Coalinga is still there. I mean to say, and obviously I screwed up, that I didn't know whether Bordegary's was still there. Obviously, it is not.
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    Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update 2013/11/10 23:02:44 (permalink)

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    Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update 2013/11/11 10:42:55 (permalink)
    Marlene, we used to refer to that manure pile as "Bandini Mountain".  However, it doesn't stop us from visiting Harris Ranch whenever we are in the area.
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