Vallejo, California, of Solano County, is in the western part of the state. The city is most known for the naval yard that recently closed.
Economy: Vallejo has a significant port that has an economy focused on food-processing, ship repair, and trade. Specifically, flour mills and meatpacking factories are common in the city. Travis Air Force Base is also near the city and employs many of the city's residents and keeps Vallejo movers busy.
History: The city was named after Mariano Vallejo, a Mexican officer who helped the initial settlement of Vallejo. For brief periods of time during 1852 and 1853, Vallejo was the state capital of California. Admiral David Farragut founded a large naval yard on Mare Island that was the largest source of employment and growth throughout the city's history. The facility recently closed in 1996, but the industry of ship repair is still present in the city.
Tourism: Vallejo is serviced by Buchanan Field Airport which is located sixteen miles outside of the city. There are no major professional teams in the city, but the area boasts several collegiate sports teams. The city has an extensive parks and recreation system that includes a state park. The U.S. Naval Shipyard that closed in 1996 still stands and can be visited or viewed from Vallejo.