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Petaluma Essential Info


Petaluma is located in Sonoma County in the Bay Area of California.

Description is available from Wikitravel under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. A list of contributors is available at the original article.


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  1. Petaluma is a transliteration of the Coast Miwok phrase péta lúuma which means hill backside, and probably refers to Petaluma's proximity to Sonoma Mountain.
  2. At one time, Petaluma was known as the "Egg Capital of the World".
  3. For the last 25 years Petaluma has played host to the World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Photos and results of the contest are typically reported worldwide.
  4. Lloyd Bridges, an American actor, and father of Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges, graduated from Petaluma HIgh School.

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