Vernon


Vernon
/verr"neuhn/, n.
1. Edward ("Old Grog"), 1684-1757, British admiral.
2. a town in N Connecticut. 27,974.
3. a city in S British Columbia, in SW Canada. 19,987.
4. a city in N Texas. 12,695.
5. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning "springlike."

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(as used in expressions)
Castle Vernon and Irene
Vernon Blythe and Irene Foote
Duke Vernon
Shepp Archie Vernon

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      city, southern British Columbia, Canada. It lies in Okanagan Lake country, 274 miles (441 km) northeast of Vancouver. Pioneers called the early settlement Priest's Valley owing to a missionary outpost maintained there by Paul Durieu. It was also known as Forge Valley (for its blacksmithing) and, in 1885, as Centreville (the name of the original town site). It was renamed Vernon in 1887 after Forbes G. Vernon, who was at that time provincial commissioner of lands and works.

      Vernon is a service centre for a large lumbering, dairying, and fruit-growing area. Major industries are fruit and vegetable packing and canning, leather tanning, logging, and sawmilling. The city is a popular hunting and fishing base and holds an annual winter carnival at Silver Star Mountain. Architecturally, it is dominated by the Vernon Civic Complex (opened 1966), comprising the City Hall, museum, library, fire and police buildings, and Convention Hall. Inc. 1892. Pop. (2006) city, 35,944; metropolitan area, 55,418.

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