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Glendale in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Glendale's Towering Flagstaff

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
1. Glendale's Towering Flagstaff Marker
Inscription. In 1916, during World War I, patriotism was running high in our country and in the little town of Glendale. The citizens of Glendale were looking for a way to express their patriotism. Under the guidance of Mayor A. W. Bennett and town engineer, Harry White, their desire to fly the Stars and Stripes came about through "Glendale's Towering Flagstaff".

For over a half century, at this very location, a majestic wooden flagpole once stood proudly as a mark of distinction and pride in Glendale. The old wooden flagpole, over 110 feet tall, was shipped from Oregon aboard three flat cars. It was donated by Mr. M. A. Sherman, owner of the Phoenix streetcar lines.

On October 7, 1964, the old wooden flagpole was laid to rest and soon after was replaced with the flagpole that stands here today.

Glendale City Mayor - Elaine M Scruggs
Vice Mayor - Thomas R. Eggleston
City Manager - Ed Beasley
Assistant City Manager - Pam Cavanaugh
City Council - Joyce V. Clark • Steven E. Frate • David M. Goulet • H. Philip Lieberman •Manuel D. Martinez
 
Location. 33° 32.337′ N, 112° 11.061′ W. Marker is in Glendale, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker can be reached from West Glendale Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in W.J.
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By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
2. Glendale's Towering Flagstaff Marker
Murphy Park on the south side of the library. Just look for the flagstaff. Marker is in this post office area: Glendale AZ 85301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William J. Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); Humphrey and Davidson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); C. L. Gillett Block/Glendale State Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert W. Cole Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hine Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coury Building (about 300 feet away); Murphy Park (about 300 feet away); First National Bank of Glendale Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Glendale's Towering Flagstaff image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 4, 2010
3. Glendale's Towering Flagstaff
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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