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

Miss American Green Cross

Re-creation of the American Green Cross Monument

 
 
Miss American Green Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
1. Miss American Green Cross Marker
Inscription. Miss American Green Cross was originally dedicated on May 4, 1928 to represent the American Green Cross Society. The early environmental organization was dedicated to the "saving of American's greatest asset-trees". The first chapter of the Society was awarded to Glendale. The monument first stood on the grounds of old Glendale High School at the corner of Broadway and Verdugo Road.

Miss American Green Cross represents an early awareness of the earth's fragile environment. Inscriptions around the monument describe early environmental concerns which are even more pertinent today. The female figure before a great green cross has her arms outstretched to accept the plea to save the nation's trees. At her feet are broken logs, depicting the destroyed forest.

Miss American Green Cross has been meticulously restored to her original glory, greeting visitors and sharing her very important message as she did so many years ago.

Glendale City Council
Carl Raggio, Mayor Ginger Bremberg Ellen Givens Richard Jutras Larry Zarian

David Ramsay, City Manager
Nello lacono, Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Service
Ron Pekar, Re-creation Artist
Clay Walker, Artist's Associate
September 1992
 
Erected 1992 by Glendale
Miss American Green Cross Marker is to the left of the statue. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
2. Miss American Green Cross Marker is to the left of the statue.
City Council.
 
Location. 34° 10.97′ N, 118° 16.6′ W. Marker is in Glendale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West Mountain Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This is just to the left of the library near the Library Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale CA 91201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. El Miradero (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctors House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burbank's First City Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Burbank City Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Story Hardware (approx. 1.8 miles away); Burbank Post Office (approx. 1.9 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Portal of the Folded Wing (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Miss American Green Cross Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
3. Miss American Green Cross Plaque
Frederick Willard Potter - Sculptor, 1928
Symbol of early conservation movement in the
United States to save the forests of America.
Commissioned by the founding Chapter of
American Green Cross movement, Glendale

Historical "City of Glendale, California" Landmark
Miss American Green Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
4. Miss American Green Cross Marker
Miss American Green Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
5. Miss American Green Cross Marker
Dedicated to The American Greenn Cross by Glendale Chapter No.1 MCMXXVIII
Miss American Green Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
6. Miss American Green Cross Marker
Miss American Green Cross Marker located on the left side of the statue image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
7. Miss American Green Cross Marker located on the left side of the statue
Conserve the forest
Prevent erosion
Renew soil fertility
Perpetuate the lumber supply
Miss American Green Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
8. Miss American Green Cross Marker
Miss American Green Cross image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 21, 2012
9. Miss American Green Cross
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 9, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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