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Here are a number of Petaluma track plans overtime which also shows various businesses serviced.  I found in the History Annex at the Santa Rosa Libratry

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Great find, Terry -- thanks for sharing these!

Mark D.

What a great find. I should update my Google maps.

Wowzers!!  Awesome.

OK, so when did the trackage to the grain elevator go in, and where is in relation to the 1932 map?  

I'm working off of fuzzy 1980's memories of my childhood and trying to piece it all together.

These are awesome Terry, thanks. I wonder if anyone has any pictures of the old roundhouse in the picture I attached here.

Just shows how much Petaluma has changed and in fact a lot of Sonoma cty.

Greetings all. I have a copy of this map I bought from the nwp historical society in the late 90's, along with others, directly from Allen Racy, the author, when he was their archivist. At that time I understood that he was making them based on old Sanborn fire insurance maps.
Correction, Tacey, not Racy.

Hi Sean and Matt;

Sean, I have not seen either of your photos before so thanks for sharing.

Matt, the grain elevator was constructed in 1937 and 1938 so the tracks were probably added in 1938.  If you look at Allen Tracey's 1932 circa map the new grain elevator would be west of Copeland St in the vicinity of the Wharf on the river. 

Keep in mind at some point a new river channel was built to eliminate the river loop north of Poultry Producers.  On the north side of the new channel Hunt and Behren's plant was built in 1947. 

Terry Park


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