Coalinga is one of the few cities in California that began as a mining boomtown, and recently celebrated its centennial in 2006. The R.C. Baker Museum features many local historic exhibits, including an extensive fossil collection, American Indian artifacts and antiquated oil-field equipment. Just outside Coalinga at Interstate 5 is the renowned Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant featuring locally grown award winning beef products. For more information, call the Coalinga Chamber of Commerce at (559) 935-2948, or visit