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Glendale, California: Miss American Green Cross Statue

Odd 1928 statue mistaken as a Joan of Arc martyrdom scene.

Brand Park

1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA
Brand Park. At the extreme northern end of Grandview Ave. Drive past the "Miradero" gate, continue to the ornate library, then follow the road around to the left. The statue is on the left side of the street, across from the northwest corner of the library and Doctor's House Museum.
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Miss American Green Cross.

Miss American Green Cross Statue

This strange, 1920s-era statue is located in Brand Park in Glendale California (Glendale is west of Los Angeles) at the end of Grandview Ave. where it dead-ends into the park in the foothills. The statue is to the left of the main library in the parking lot. The statue represents an early ecology organization -- "The Green Cross." For years prior to the mid-1980s, it stood in the foothills on a trail to Mr. Brand's tomb (an outdoor pyramid located up a hiking trail in the hills)

It is a statue of a woman with her arms outstretched, behind her is a cross, and at her feet are pieces of firewood. When the statue was on the mountain trail, before it was brought down into the park and cleaned up, people who saw it thought it was a statue of Joan of Arc being burned at the stake because of the firewood at the statue's feet.

[Bogart Hawley, 01/19/2005]

May 2005 - Tipster Hawley found some details on the statue -- created in 1928 by sculptor Frederick Willard Proctor, erected at Glendale High School by the Glendale (first) Chapter of the American Green Cross, and early conservation organization, not related to today's American Green Cross.

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