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Duarte in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Glenn Miller

1904-1944

 
 
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By Craig Baker, August 3, 2019
1. Glenn Miller Marker
Inscription.  Born in Iowa, he became one of the most famous and prosperous big band leaders in the world. His popularity peaked from 1938 to 1942 with such tunes as “Moonlight Serenade” and the all-time classic “In The Mood”. In 1942 he gave up his successful orchestra and organized the 418th Army Air Forces band to support the United States troops fighting World War II. In 1944 the band was transferred to England. On December 15, Major Miller vanished over the English channel in a small plane. This park, dedicated to his memory in 1978 lies east of 54 acres owned by Miller that included a house at the west end called “Tuxedo Junction” after one of his well-known tunes. It burned down during the fires of 1980.
 
Erected 2001 by Duarte Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 34° 9.012′ N, 117° 56.37′ W. Marker is in Duarte, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Melcanyon Road 0.2 miles north of Fish Canyon Road, on the left when traveling north. Located in Glenn Miller Park,
Glenn Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 3, 2019
2. Glenn Miller Marker
formerly Valley View Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Melcanyon Rd, Duarte CA 91010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Trails Restaurant (approx. one mile away); Mr. Bradbury’s Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Azusa, the Canyon City (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pacific Electric Railway (approx. 3˝ miles away); Glendora City Hall (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pacific Electric Station (approx. 4.3 miles away); Big Tree (approx. 4˝ miles away); Glendora Bougainvillea (approx. 4˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Glenn Miller. The nearby Duarte Historical Museum has displays featuring the home and career of Glenn Miller. 777 Encanto Pkwy, open 1-3 Wed & Sat.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWar, World II
 
Glenn Miller Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 3, 2019
3. Glenn Miller Park
Glenn Miller House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, August 3, 2019
4. Glenn Miller House
Model of the house on display in the Duarte Historical Museum.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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