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Michael Hoffman

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Coalinga For Breakfast Update Sun, 11/10/13 3:11 PM (permalink)
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 Sun, 11/10/13 5:07 PM (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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      Michael Hoffman

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      Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update Sun, 11/10/13 5:36 PM (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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        mar52

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        Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update Sun, 11/10/13 11:02 PM (permalink)

         
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          catosaurus

          Re:Coalinga For Breakfast Update Mon, 11/11/13 10:42 AM (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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