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Mortensen Hatchery - Two Hatcheries for the Price of One

Submitted by krinehart on September 4, 2012 - 3:58pm

The other night I gave a talk on how Petaluma's agricultural heritage is reflected in its architecture. While discussing hatcheries several audience members were reminded of the Mortensen Hatchery which they thought was on Baker Street, but weren't quite sure. Jan Rodd, who brought up the subject, went home and looked at a city directory for 1963 and found a listing for Mortensen Hatchery at 620 Baker Street.  

I Do!

Submitted by krinehart on August 10, 2012 - 4:40pm

The Petaluma Museum is hosting a fabulous exhibit called I Do! which features vintage wedding dresses and other associated textiles and artifacts related to Petaluma families. If you haven't seen it, consider putting it on your To Do! list. The exhibit runs until September 30, 2012.

Clover Fun Facts

Submitted by krinehart on June 30, 2012 - 3:22pm

Photo courtesy of Duane DeJong

June 30th - the last day of National Dairy Month 2012. Given that Clover Stornetta Farms will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in August I thought perhaps something related to the Clover brand might be called for.

Buttke Family Dairy Named Outstanding Dairy of the Year

Submitted by krinehart on June 14, 2012 - 5:08pm
Buttke Family at the Buttke Dairy -- Photo by Brenda Hawkes - Hawkes Photography

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – May 9, 2012 – The Sonoma County Fair is pleased to announce that the Buttke Family Dairy of Sebastopol has been named this year’s Outstanding Dairy of the Year in the North Bay. The Buttkes will be presented with the Edward J. Maddalena Memorial Trophy on Farmer’s Day at the Fair, August 5 in Chris Beck Arena.

 

Palm Trees in Petaluma

Submitted by krinehart on June 9, 2012 - 4:06pm

Palm trees at Golden Eagle Shopping Center June 9, 2012

Have you noticed the palm trees recently planted by the new owners of the Golden Eagle Shopping Center on East Washington Street? Believe it or not palms were once used as street trees in Petaluma as can be seen in this Sonoma County Library photo taken in 1926.

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