Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bob’s 76 Service
296 E. Elm Street – 1939-1960
— “Bob’s 76 Service, Robert Schatt, owner” —
Bob opened the station in 1939. During World War II, Bob wouldn’t drive his own car so he could save his ration stamps for the G.I.’s to use when they came home on leave.
Bob ran the service station with the help of his daughter “Anna Louise” until his death in 1950.
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 36° 8.499′ N, 120° 21.496′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of East Elm Street and North 3rd Street, on the left when traveling west on East Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 296 East Elm Street, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coalinga Opera House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coalinga Carnegie Library The Earthquake of 1983 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordagaray’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Webb Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fredrick Tibbits and Louis O’Neill (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank of Coalinga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crescent Meat Co. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
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