Glendale


Glendale
/glen"dayl'/, n.
1. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. 139,060.
2. a city in central Arizona, near Phoenix. 96,988.
3. a town in SE Wisconsin. 13,882.

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City (pop., 2000: 194,973), southwestern California, U.S. Located north of Los Angeles, at the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley, it was laid out in 1886.

It was part of Rancho San Rafael (1784), the first Spanish land grant in California. Aircraft, optical instruments, and pharmaceuticals are among its manufactures. The city's Forest Lawn Memorial Park is known for its elaborate statuary.
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City (pop., 2000: 218,812), south-central Arizona, U.S. Located in the Salt River valley, west of Phoenix, it was founded in 1892 and is an agricultural trading centre for fruits, vegetables, and cotton.

It is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Nearby is the American Graduate School of International Management, which trains employees of U.S. firms for work abroad.

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      city, Maricopa county, south-central Arizona, U.S., in the Salt River valley, just west of Phoenix. Founded in 1892, it is an agricultural trading centre (fruits, vegetables, cotton). It is the seat of Glendale Community College (1965), and the American Graduate School of International Management trains employees of U.S. firms for work abroad. The city's attractions include its Xeriscape Garden, with some 600 varieties of drought-resistant plants, and Luke Air Force Base, annexed to the city in 1995, the largest jet fighter training centre in the world. Inc. 1910. Pop. (1990) 148,134; (2000) 218,812.

      city, Los Angeles county, California, U.S. Adjacent to Burbank and Pasadena, Glendale lies in the Verdugo Hills, at the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley. Laid out in 1887, the site was part of Rancho San Rafael, a Spanish land grant established in 1784. By connecting Glendale to Los Angeles in 1904, the Pacific Electric Railroad spurred residential growth. The city's economy is now dominated by the retail, service, and financial sectors, and it has a small manufacturing component. The film industry is also economically important. Casa Adobe de San Rafael (c. 1871), built for the first sheriff of Los Angeles county, is now a museum. Brand Library, built as a private home named El Miradero by Leslie C. Brand, is another of the city's many historic buildings. Among Glendale's other attractions is Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a cemetery noted for its elaborate statuary (including reproductions of famous shrines and works of art). A community college was established in the city in 1927. Angeles National Forest is nearby. Inc. 1906. Pop. (1990) 180,038; (2000) 194,973.

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