PETALUMANS OF YESTERYEAR

Lyman Bycedeveloped the incubator into a huge
commercial success, forever changing the
poultry business and helping to make it
Petaluma’s claim to fame.

 A tireless self promoter, he traveled the world
selling his ideas. His life mirrored the rise of
the town as a prosperous commercial center,
but in his later years he also witnessed the
decline of its dominance in the poultry
industry.