Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Grace M. Sparkes
In 1945 Grace resigned her position as Secretary of the Yavapai Chamber of Commerce and moved to Cochise County. She died October 23, 1963 in Bisbee.
Erected by City of Prescott.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Education • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Women. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1864.
Location. 34° 32.529′ N, 112° 27.511′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from East Gurley Street east of North Arizona Avenue. Marker is near the southwest corner of the Grace M. Sparks Activity Center Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 824 East Gurley Street, Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prescott National Guard Armory (here, next to this marker); City Park and Ballfield (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); VFW Bucky O'Neill Post No. 541Citizens Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the O'Neill/Munds House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prescott High School and the Yavapai Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Day Octagon (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Regarding Grace M. Sparkes. Grace Sparkes was inducted into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame in 1985.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.