There were a ton of great answers to all the questions, and a lot of great minds thought alike! The most common answers:
What does Petaluma mean? (Best guesses accepted!)
The theme of “Flat Back” and “Hill Backside” came up in a majority of the answers. Most noted it likely came from a Miwok word or phrase relating to the town’s proximity to Sonoma Mountain.
Name 3 movies filmed in Petaluma American Graffiti was mentioned 14 times (By everyone!), Peggy Sue Got Married was mentioned 11 times, and Basic Instinct was mentioned 4 times. Other mentions included Flubber, Inventing the Abbotts, Howard the Duck, Lolita, Explorers, Heroes, Shadow of a Doubt, and Tucker: The Man and His Dream!
What is a Petaluma nickname? “Chick-a-luma” was mentioned 6 times, “PTown” 5 times, and “The World/America’s Egg Basket” 3 times. Others included “Chicken Town,” “The Looms,” “Luma,” “Rivertown,” “Poopyloomers,” and a sweet answer of “Home.”
What canine-focused competition is held in Petaluma every year?
Every single person correctly answered the “World’s Ugliest Dog” Contest every summer at the Fairgrounds!
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