Murphy Park - Glendale AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 33° 32.384 W 112° 11.039
12S E 390072 N 3711751
Quick Description: This is one of two different plaques with the same name in the same park . This one is located at the northeast corner of the park, and contains different wording from the other "Murphy Park" plaque. 58th Avenue & Glenn Drive
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2014 7:08:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJ4K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
MURPHY

PARK

ESTABLISHED 1909

ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS "THE PARK" OR "CITY PARK", MURPHY

PARK HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CENTER OF DOWNTOWN GLENDALE.

THE PARK'S NAMESAKE, W.J. MURPHY, ESTABLISHED GLENDALE IN

1892 AND DONATED THE PARK TO THE TOWN IN 1909. RESIDENTS

PROTECTED THE PARK AS A COMMUNITY SPACE, ALLOWING ONLY A

PUBLIC LIBRARY TO BE BUILT HERE (THE FIRST IN 1917, A SECOND

IN 1938, AND THE CURRENT ONE IN 1971). IN 1912, PATRIOTIC

RESIDENTS INSTALLED A 110-FOOT WOODEN FLAGPOLE HERE.

THE TALLEST FLAGPOLE IN THE STATE STOOD UNTIL 1964. THAT

SAME YEAR THE GLENDALE CITY COUNCIL RENAMED THE PARK

FOR MURPHY.
Marker Name: Murphy Park

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Maricopa

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Glendale Historical Society


Year placed: Unknown

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