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Petaluma is the Southernmost city in Sonoma County, and was relatively (miraculously) unharmed during the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, due to significant bedrock underlying the region. As such, Petaluma today is the location of many well-preserved nineteenth century buildings and Victorian homes. The current population is close to 60,000 giving Petaluma the distinction of being the second largest city in Sonoma County.
The East and West sides of Petaluma are totally different, and home buyers almost immediately seem to take a liking to one side or the other. The West side is the “old” or “historic” side, with buildings dating back to 1850, Victorian homes, the train station and yacht club. The East side is more of a modern bedroom community where most of the homes were built after WWII, starting in the early 1950s. If you are a boating or aviation enthusiast, you will be pleased to find a marina and an airport on the East side.
Petaluma was established in 1850. By 1920, Petaluma was the world leader of the chicken and egg industry, earning the moniker “Egg Capital of the World”. Petaluma was home to the only known Poultry drugstore and also where the egg incubator was invented in 1879. To get a taste of Petaluma's history in the egg business, attend the immensely popular Butter and Eggs Days parade in April.
Petaluma has been a filming location for several movies set in the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Most notable are “Peggy Sue Got Married”, “American Graffiti”, “Pleasantville”, ”Cujo” and “Mumford”.
From 1952 to 2003, Petaluma held the world wrist wrestling championship competition. In the comic strip Peanuts, Snoopy aspired to be a champion wrist-wrestler and was featured in a series of 1968 comic strips as he headed to Petaluma to compete. Unfortunately, he was disqualified, as he had no thumb ... good grief, Charlie Brown!
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