About 8 miles from Downey is the city of Vernon. Vernon is an odd city. It is 5.2 square miles and has industry instead of residents. Although it is devoid of residents, it does have lots of employees. Approximately 55,000 people travel into Vernon for work each day.
One of the original manufacturing businesses that still remains is Farmer John's, located at the corner of Soto and Bandini. It is the one remaining meat packing company, operating from this site since 1931,
My favorite part is the wall. The entire plant that spans from Vernon to Bandidi has a mural-covered wall that has been maintained as long as I can remember. When I was little, I remember my mom driving past it on our way to Glendale. It was a familiar, homey sight,