Constructed in 1864 - in continuous use until 1958
Glendale, as a settlement, preceded Reno and was destined to be the metropolis on the Truckee River until the Central Pacific Railroad was induced to bypass the community for a station at Lakes Crossing (Reno).
First teacher was E.C. Sessions, who organized the school and taught in his home until the building was constructed. The original board of trustees was made up of John F. Stone, William Steele and N.C. Haslund.
Over the years a great many Nevadans were educated at Glendale School. Perhaps the most notable student was U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran.
Built at a cost of $1,446, the school stands as a shrine in memory of its builder, Archie Bryant, and a once bustling community.
Erected by Nevada State Park System, Troop #76 - Boys Scouts of America. (Marker Number 169.)
Location. 39° 31.284′ N, 119° 44.594′ W. Marker is in Sparks, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (approx. one mile away); Chinese in Nevada (approx. 1.1 miles away); James C. Lillard Railroad Park History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glendale School (1864-1958) (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sparks (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Fight of the Century (approx. 3 miles away); Emigrant-Donner Camp (approx. 3.2 miles away); Emigrant Trail - Truckee River Route (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparks.
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