Some very beautiful Victorian homes line the streets of Petaluma, west of the river. These homes, which survived the 1906 earthquake relatively intact, have been wonderfully restored to their former glory after years of neglect. As a result, many motion pictures have been filmed here.
We walked through the historic district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and to the Petaluma River, which used to host steamers that sent agricultural products and raw materials to San Francisco in the mid-nineteenth century.
If you’re a Peanuts fan, you’ll also know that Petaluma used to host the world arm-wrestling championships.