Petaluma, USA

Petaluma is located just 32 miles north of San Francisco in the gorgeous Sonoma Valley Wine Country, California, USA
Petaluma was founded in 1852 and became not only the largest -but- the wealthiest town in Sonoma.
Petaluma’s poultry industry dates back to 1858, however, it wasn't until 1875 that business soared.
Canadian born, Petaluman Lyman C. Byce invented the first practical chicken incubator and Petaluma became rich. From the late 1800s and through the 1940s, hundreds of chicken farms were established in the Petaluma Valley and profits from the egg business poured into the town.
At one time, Petaluma was known as the "Chicken Capital of the World" or the "World's Egg Basket".
It was also known as the home of the world's first and only chicken pharmacy and featured in National Geographic and in Ripley's Believe or Not.

A National Egg Day was launched on August 13, 1918 and was celebrated each year until 1926. Festivities included a parade led by the Egg Queen with her court of attendant chicks, a Chicken Rodeo and an egg Queen Ball.

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