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

James C. Lillard Railroad Park History

 
 
James C. Lillard Railroad Park History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
1. James C. Lillard Railroad Park History Marker
Inscription. Railroad Park was officially dedicated on July 4, 1976, in commemoration of our nation's 200th birthday. It was officially named James C. Lillard Railroad Park, by the City of Sparks City Council on July 12, 1976, in honor of Mayor James C. Lillard, who duly appointed the City of Sparks Bicentennial Commission. Many outstanding citizens and groups worked together on the Bicentennial project which earned the City of Sparks the honor of being one of the top three bicentennial cities in the United States.

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.
 
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
James C. Lillard Railroad Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
2. James C. Lillard Railroad Park
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 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. 0.7 miles away); The Fight of the Century (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Reno Arch (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mizpah Hotel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Virginia & Truckee Railroad Right of Way (approx. 3.1 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparks.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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