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R. C. Baker Memorial Museum, Coalinga, California

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Don and I enjoy going to the R. C. Baker Memorial Museum in Coalinga every time we visit. It is a great little history museum which includes oil-drilling and mining artifact exhibits. We especially like all the fossils they have on display. The mountains near Coalinga were once at the bottom of a sea and there are a lot of fossils to be found in the hills.

Giant Fossil Snails at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Giant Fossil Snails at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Fossil Sea Shells at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Fossil Sea Shells at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Fossil Sea Shells at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Fossil Sea Shells at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Fossil Sea Shells at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California


Fossil Snail Shells

Looks like a face to me at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Looks like a face to me!

A piece of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

A map of Alaska made from a piece of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline!

A stringed instrument called a Ukilin at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

A stringed instrument called a "Ukilin"


Don likes old things with “vacuum tubes” at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California Don likes old things with “vacuum tubes” at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

Don likes old things with “vacuum tubes”

The only thing I know about the "Ukilin" is that it was a folk instrument used by early pioneers. Other folk instruments, including the fiddle, guitar and autoharp, were also used to carry on a rich musical tradition by the pioneers.

An old stained glass church window at the Baker Museum in Coalinga, California

An old stained glass church window

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