132 Foot Tall Flag Pole,
Made from One Piece of Timber is Adorned with
Old Glory !
On this Flag Day, Jun 14 2010, it is my honor to show you Old Glory, 132 feet in the air and share this brief story of how it got up there. On the Huntington Estate in San Marino, one can clearly see from any vantage point , a single piece of Oregon Douglas Fir Timber (148 feet total length) as the tallest wood flag pole in the Southern Region of California. This pole was buried 16 feet underground in concrete, leaving 132 feet above ground for Old Glory. The pole is painted Aluminum in color and was installed in 1909 and still stands today. This pole had developed a case of dry rot where the pole joined the concrete and to prevent a catastrophic collapse, a triangular support base of steel, called a ‘dead-man’ was installed in 1970.