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Vernon,city (1991 pop. 23,514), S British Columbia, Canada, near the north end of Okanagan Lake. The center of a fruit-growing and dairying area, it has packing and dehydrating plants. There are lumber mills, sawmills, and food processing plants in the district.
Vernon.1 City (1990 pop. 152), Los Angeles co., S Calif., industrial suburb 2 mi (3.2 km) S of downtown Los AngelesLos Angeles
, city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. A port of entry on the Pacific coast, with a fine harbor at San Pedro Bay, it is the second largest U.S. city in population and one of the largest in area.
..... Click the link for more information. ; founded and inc. 1905. Vernon has a workforce (c.44,000) that hugely exceeds its few residents. Its industries include meatpacking, fashion design and garment making, film production, electronics, and waste recycling. Founded by two ranchers as an "industrial city," Vernon was long a major meat-processing center and formerly had significant steel, automobile, and other heavy industries.
2 Town (1990 pop. 29,841), Tolland co., N Conn.; settled c.1726, inc. 1808. Manufactures include electronic components and silk screens. Vernon merged with Rockville in 1965 and is closely associated with the nearby towns of Ellington and Tolland in the greater HartfordHartford,
city (1990 pop. 139,739), state capital, Hartford co., central Conn., on the west bank of the Connecticut River; settled as Newtown 1635–36 on the site of a Dutch trading post (1633; abandoned 1654), inc. 1784.
..... Click the link for more information. area. Rockville General Hospital is the largest employer.
3 City (1990 pop. 12,001), seat of Wilbarger co., N Tex., near the Okla. line; inc. 1890. Cotton, wheat and alfalfa are grown and cattle and hogs are raised. There is meat processing, oil and gas production, and the manufacture of helicopters and oil field equipment. Originally named Eagle Flats, Vernon is headquarters for the 500,000-acre (202,300-hectare) W. T. Waggoner Ranch. The city was founded in 1880 on the cattle trail to Dodge CityDodge City,
city (1990 pop. 21,129), seat of Ford co., SW Kans., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1875. The distribution center for a wheat and livestock producing area, it also packs meat and makes agricultural implements.
..... Click the link for more information. ; it has since become a highway center.