Today’s blog presents Part II of the various newspaper headlines found in the “City of Petaluma Centennial Edition, 1858-1958,” dated August 24, 1958. 

(Part I was posted 6/16/14).


Section A

Mayor Says: Petaluma Has Tools for Progress

Services from City Get Better and Better

Many People Contribute to City’s Government

Old City Hall Cost More Than $16,000.


Section B

Sweeping Changes Coming in Local Dairy Industry

Long Established Holm Firm Looking to Future

Kerrigan Was Man Who Dubbed City World’s Egg Basket


Section C

Face of the City Depends On Urban Renewal Program

Wide Growth Seen For Future Petaluma

Early Industries Highly Diversified

Sunset Line & Twine Known Nationwide

Kresky Has Moved Ahead With City


Section D

How, Why, Why Did Our Petaluma Begin?

Railroads Had Big Role in Petaluma Development

Adobe Construction Took 10-Plus Years


Section E

Iversen, Benedetti Best Troy Gridders

Sharkey, Langford Among Boxers Who Fought Here

Many Fine Horses Ran at Kenilworth


Section F

First Churches Arrived Before the City Charter

Petaluma Youth Activities Joined By New Boy’s Club

Petaluma Woman’s Club Grows

Petaluma Chamber Launched in 1905

Action by Many Created Hillcrest Hospital

Jammed Schools No New Story Here

St. Vincent’s School Planning for Future


As stated in Part I, “Hopefully, these headlines will capture your attention and motivate you to visit the Petaluma Historical Museum and read the hard copies available in the Hoppy Hopkins Research Library.” Volunteers are available on Thursday afternoons to help visitors find these “golden nuggets” containing the above historical information about “Our River Town.”









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