Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Coalinga’s First Rail Station – 1891
Coalinga really began to develop in the early 1890’s when oil was discovered. In 1891 Frederick Tibbits opened a saloon, on F Street; the railroad depot, and Louis O’Neill built a store. In 1896 the first big well was brought in at a thousand barrels a day. The railroad opened Coalinga’s doors to the world and the world came to develop markets for this oil.
April 28, 1912
No. 60; 6.00 A.M.
No. 62; 5:30 P.M.
No. 73; 9:30 P.M.
No. 69: 10:00 P.M.
No. 60 connects at Goshen Junction with trains going north and south and at Armona for Westside town.
No.62 carries San Francisco and Los Angeles sleepers and connects at the Goshen Junction for the north and southbound trains.
No. 73 carries San Francisco and Los Angeles sleepers.
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
Location. 36° 8.334′ N, 120° 21.524′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on South 5th Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South 5th Street, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coalinga’s Notorious Whiskey Row “1909” (within shouting distance of this marker); A.P. May Inc. (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredrick Tibbits and Louis O’Neill (within shouting distance of this marker); Sullivan Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Bordagaray’s (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crescent Meat Co. (about 500 feet away); Coalinga Opera House (about 600 feet away); The Earthquake of 1983 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.