Sparks in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
James C. Lillard Railroad Park History
James C. Lillard was born August 27, 1927, in the state of Missouri, and moved to Sparks in 1935. He was educated at Robert Mitchell School, Sparks Junior High School, Sparks High School and obtained a B.A. in Business Administration at Reno Business College. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
James C. Lillard was also very active in many community service programs and was elected to office as Mayor of the City of Sparks in June 1971 and again in June 1975 and served until 1979.
Erected 1976 by City of Sparks Bicentennial Commission.
Marker series. The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
Location. 39° 32.079′ N, 119° 45.218′ W. Marker is in Sparks, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is at the intersection of Victorian Ave and Prater Way (Nevada Route 445), on the right when traveling east on Victorian Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 965 Victorian Ave, Sparks NV 89431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese in Nevada (a few steps from this marker); Southern Pacific Railroad Yards (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glendale School (1864-1958) (about 300 feet away); Sparks (approx. ¾ mile away); Glendale School (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Fight of the Century (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reno at the Crossroads (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Reno Arch (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparks.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 363 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.