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Petaluma Adobe SHP
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Petaluma Adobe SHP
Description - Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park was the main residence of Rancho Petaluma, the 66,000-acre agricultural empire that General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo one of the most powerful men in the Mexican Province of California from 1834 to 1846. The general ran his cattle, hide and tallow business, raised sheep, bred horses and grew numerous crops.

Recreation - The adobe contains authentic furniture and exhibits depicting early rancho life. The park has shaded picnic areas with views of farmland and oak-studded hills.

Climate - Summers are generally mild. Fog is often encountered near the coastline, with sunny, warmer weather more common inland in the foothills. Winters are generally cool with considerable precipitation. Wear layers of clothing to accommodate cool to warm temperatures and good walking shoes. Rain protection should be included at any time of year.

Location - The historic park is at the east edge of Petaluma, off Highway 116 and Adobe Road.


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Contact Information:
Silverado District Headquarters, 20 East Spain Street , Sonoma, CA, 95476, Phone: 707-938-1519, Fax: 707-938-1406

Additional Information:
California's Historic Sites - This section includes the major historic sites within California. California's rich history is showcased in its many historic sites and monuments.
North Coast State Parks and Beaches - The North Coast Region, stretches nearly 400 miles, from just north of San Francisco to the Oregon border. It is a land of rugged shoreline and pounding surf, of towering redwood forests and rushing rivers, of verdant hills and bountiful vineyards.

Links:
California State Parks - Official agency website.

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