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  • Tags: Coalinga (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Photo of an automobile parked in front of the ticket office of the Coalinga Motor Car Company Auto Stage Line. The 1910 Coalinga city directory gives the address as 168 5th Street and lists Mr. Henry T. Chrisman as the firm's president and manager.…

The Silver Tip oil well just outside of Coalinga, California. The well blew in with the greatest gusher known in California at that time. The oil flow was estimated at 10,000 - 20,000 barrels a day. The roar of the well could be clearly heard in the…

A 1913 view of Coalinga and the surrounding oil derricks. The town of Coalinga originally started in the late 1800's when coal was discovered in the foothills. The market for coal eventually dropped when oil was discovered and Coalinga changed into…
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