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Former Gov. John Gately Downey lent his name to the former rancho he subdivided in 1873. Oranges were imported and flourished in the sunny California climate, but after World War II, industry moved into the city. The aviation plants manufactured components of the Apollo space program, the Space Shuttle and space vehicles until 1999. Downey is also the site of the oldest McDonald’s restaurant as well as the first Taco Bell.

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Downey Chamber of Commerce 11131 Brookshire Ave. Downey, CA 90241. Phone:(562)923-2191

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Columbia Memorial Space Center
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Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton Los Angeles-Downey
8425 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA 90241
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Studio Inn & Suites
12340 Lakewood Blvd. Downey, CA 90242
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Days Inn by Wyndham Downey
11102 Lakewood Blvd. Downey, CA 90241
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Quality Inn
9438 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA 90241
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