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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’s 76 Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Bob’s 76 Service Marker
Inscription. Mr. Robert “Bob” Schatt purchased a lot at this location in 1938. The lot was bought from a Mr. Tom Glenchur for the purpose of building a “Union Oil” service station.
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.
 
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.
 
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 (about 700 feet away); The Earthquake of 1983 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordagaray’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Webb Building
Bob’s 76 Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Bob’s 76 Service Marker
(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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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