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

Glendale School

 
 
Glendale School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 11, 2017
1. Glendale School Marker
Inscription.
"Oldest remaining school in Nevada"
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 is at the intersection of South Stanford Way and East Greg Street on South Stanford Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1523 South Stanford Way, Sparks NV 89431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At

Glendale School Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 11, 2017
2. Glendale School Marker - Wide View
Although the marker calls the school the "oldest remaining school in Nevada", what it neglects to mention is that the school did not remain anywhere near the site of this marker. Time spent looking for it here is wasted, as the school building was relocated. See the related-marker link to see the school at its current location with a new marker.
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.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Glendale School's new location and marker
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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