Coalinga For Breakfast Update

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Michael Hoffman
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Coalinga For Breakfast Update - Sun, 11/10/13 3:11 PM
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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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Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update - Sun, 11/10/13 5:07 PM
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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 - Sun, 11/10/13 5:36 PM
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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 - Sun, 11/10/13 11:02 PM
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Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update - Mon, 11/11/13 10:42 AM
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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.