Sparks in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Chinese in Nevada
1864 - 1964
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.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Railroads & Streetcars.
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. Marker is located in Lillard Park. 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 2 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Glendale School (1864-1958) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bank of Sparks (about 600 feet away); Beckworth Trail - Over a Sage Plain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sparks (approx. ¾ mile away); Glendale School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Truckee Trail - Truckee Meadows Ford (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparks.
More about this marker. The marker inscription is written in Chinese on the rear panel.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 138 times this year. Last updated on May 25, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.