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 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.

Glendale, battle of: see Seven Days battles.
Glendale is the anglicised version of its gaelic name, Gleann Dail, which means valley of fertile, low-lying arable land.

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