Vernon was a one day event sponsored by the Holy Family Walkers out of Lawton, OK. Vernon is the county seat of Wilbarger county. It is my 150th county. This was a nice walking event in the city that was the birthplace of rock and roll singer/musican Roy Orbison. On April 10, 1979, Vernon and surrounding area was devastated by a F4 Tornado. The tornado damaged or destroyed a large part of the city and killed 11 people as it passed through. It is at the junction of US 183/70 and US 283. The walk started at a Chaparral Activities Center.
The event was mainly on city streets that had no sidewalks.