Historical Documents Show How Petaluma was the Wild West Before Incorporation

Aug 3, 2017

In the mid 19th century, pioneers from across the country came to Northern California to strike it rich in the Gold Rush. Some began settling in the North Bay, in places like Petaluma. A new exhibition at the Petaluma Historical Museum takes a look at what life was like for early Petalumites and what it took to get the budding Sonoma County town incorporated. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports. 

Historian Arielle Lehman and the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum are hosting a free talk on Petaluma's historical incorporation documents on Saturday, August 5th at 2 p.m. The lecture is a part of its current exhibit, Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers.