Petaluma’s name come from the Coast Miwok phrase péta lúuma, meaning hill backside and it maybe refers to its vicinity to Sonoma Mountain. The city was constructed around 1836 by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. Petaluma became well known as the “Egg Capital of the World” (“Chickaluma” as its nickname) as quickly developed its grain milling and chicken processing industries. The egg incubator was invented in 1879 by Lyman Byce. This is the city of very well preserved and distinguished 1906 buildings and Victorian style houses. It has been the location for numerous movies set in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. Later in the 1990’s it became known as the Telecom Valley as a result of the success of many startup companies that later on were purchased by Cisco company.