B.M. Food Market

B.M. Food Market (HM17GE)

Location: Coalinga, CA 93210 Fresno County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 8.466', W 120° 21.76'

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1919-1983 Baptiste Motte

At the age of 16, in the year of 1897, Baptiste migrated from Les Barraques, France, to homestead in the Jacalitos canyon, with a desire to be a cattleman. For living expenses, Baptiste worked fourteen years as an A.P. May store clerk-manager.
The start of a family at his homestead, miles from a town and a school, decision had to be made. So Baptiste Motte turned in his horse and saddle and purchased a model T traveling grocery store on wheels. This was the beginning - from house to house in town and from oil lease to oil lease to serve the people with groceries

Baptiste's first downtown store was in the Bertrich Block - later known as the Kettleman Apartments. He bought a building at the corner of Fifth and Cedar in 1929, built by Mr. B. Pasch in 1908. The building became the "B.M. Food Market" and remained there until the earthquake of 1983.

Dedicated to John and Lois Motte
HM NumberHM17GE
Placed ByCoalinga Lions Club
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:43am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 737298 N 4002821
Decimal Degrees36.14110000, -120.36266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.466', W 120° 21.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 27.96" N, 120° 21' 45.60" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-405 Coalinga Plaza, Coalinga CA 93210, US
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