05/19/2012 – Vernon (Wilbarger County) 10K

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.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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