Petaluma, California Photos and Information

Petaluma, California is located 32 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. The vibrant city has grown into one of the region's premier residential and tourism communities, featuring a shopping outlet, beautiful Victorian homes, agriculture and easy access to Sonoma County's 140 wineries, Sonoma Coastline, Point Reyes National Seashore and Redwood forests. Petaluma River is the heart of the city's downtown region. The west bank of the river showcases Petaluma's Victorian properties.


Known as the Egg Capitol of the World for over 50 years, Petaluma was the largest producer of eggs in California during the first part of the 20th century. The egg incubator was created in Petaluma in 1875 and the city was the home of the world's only chicken pharmacy. Petaluma was also the site of the world's first airmail run to Santa Rosa on February 17, 1911.


Founded in 1852, Petaluma is one of California’s oldest cities with one of the best-preserved Historic Downtown areas on the National Register of Historic Places, featuring Spanish Colonial, Queen Anne, Victorian, Neo-classical, Gothic-revival, and Italianate architecture.


American Graffiti, Basic Instinct, The Horse Whisperer, Phenomenon and Peggy Sue Got Married were all filmed in Petaluma.



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