Glendale. 1 City (1990 pop. 148,134), Maricopa co., S central Ariz., adjacent to Phoenix; inc. 1910. It is located in a rich agricultural region irrigated by the Salt River project. Glendale has become one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities, marked by a population increase of more than 52% between 1980 and 1990. It has food-processing plants and is a shipping point for fruits and vegetables. Luke Air Force Base, a large jet fighter training center, is in Glendale. The Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League and the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League play in Glendale. The American Graduate School of International Management and the Glendale Historical Society are also there.
2 City (1990 pop. 180,038), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a growing suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1906. Its diverse manufactures include chemicals, apparel, and electronic equipment. Glendale is also a site for the area's film industry. The city was founded on part of a ranch that had been the first Spanish land grant in California (1784). Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a large cemetery, is there. The city has a chiropractic college.
3 City (1990 pop. 14,088), Milwaukee co., SE Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee, on the Milwaukee River; inc. 1950. It has light manufacturing.
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