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Sparks in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chinese in Nevada

1864 - 1964

 
 
Chinese in Nevada Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
1. Chinese in Nevada Marker (Front)
Inscription. This honors the heroism and hardihood of the thousands of Chinese who played a major role in the history of Nevada. From across the Pacific the Chinese came to California during the Gold Rush of '49 and on to the mountains and deserts of this state where they built railroads, cut timber and performed countless humble tasks.

Sizeable Chinese communities grew up here in Virginia City and other towns. Their contribution to the progress of the state in its first century will be forever remembered by all Nevadans.
 
Erected 1964 by Vocational Assistance Commission for Retired Servicemen, Executive Yuan Republic of China. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Location. 39° 32.082′ N, 119° 45.207′ W. Marker is in Sparks, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Victoria Ave and Pyramid Way (Nevada Route 445), on the right when traveling east on Victoria Ave. Click for map. Marker is located in Lillard Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 Victorian Ave, Sparks NV 89431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James C. Lillard Railroad Park History (a few steps from this marker); Southern Pacific Railroad Yards
Chinese in Nevada Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
2. Chinese in Nevada Marker (Rear)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Glendale School (1864-1958) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sparks (approx. mile away); The Fight of the Century (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Reno Arch (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mizpah Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way (approx. 3.1 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Sparks.
 
More about this marker. The marker inscription is written in Chinese on the rear panel.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansRailroads & Streetcars
 
Chinese in Nevada Marker in Lillard Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
3. Chinese in Nevada Marker in Lillard Park
Chinese in Nevada Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
4. Chinese in Nevada Marker (Front)
Rear View of Chinese in Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
5. Rear View of Chinese in Nevada Marker
Chinese in Nevada Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
6. Chinese in Nevada Marker (Rear)
 
 
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