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Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coaling Station A

 
 
Coaling Station A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Coaling Station A Marker
Inscription. Station A was one of three mines (A. B. & C.) in the Coalinga Hills where coal was mined. The coal was transfered (sic) from mule driven ore wagons. Then by coal cars pulled by old Betsy to the transfer dock at Alcalde in Warthan Canyon, from there the coal cars were hooked to a Southern Pacific engine and pulled to Goshen near Visalia CA. From there the cars were sent to points north and south.

On April 3, 1906 the City of Coalinga was incorporated deriving itís name from Coaling Station A.
 
Location. 36° 8.27′ N, 120° 21.709′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on West Elm Street just east of 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 267 West Elm Street, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Coaling Station A (a few steps from this marker); Richfield Service Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheney Bros. Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amy Building (about 800 feet away); Crescent Meat Co. (about 800
Coaling Station A Markers image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Coaling Station A Markers
feet away); Sullivan Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); 5th Street, Coalinga 1912 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Earthquake of 1983 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Coaling Station A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
3. Coaling Station A Marker
The marker is mounted on the wall of the building to the right of the Coalinga School 1908 sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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