“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sparks, Nevada Historical Markers

Chinese in Nevada Marker (Rear) image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, July 3, 2013
Chinese in Nevada Marker (Rear)
Nevada (Washoe County), Sparks — 29 — Chinese in Nevada 1864 - 1964
This honors the heroism and hardihood of the thousands of Chinese who played a major role in the history of Nevada. From across the Pacific the Chinese came to California during the Gold Rush of '49 and on to the mountains and deserts of this state . . . — Map (db m73946) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Sparks — 169 — Glendale School (1864-1958) "Oldest Remaining School Building in Nevada"
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 Lake's Crossing (Reno). E. C. Sessions, the first . . . — Map (db m93941) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Sparks — James C. Lillard Railroad Park History
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, . . . — Map (db m67227) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Sparks — 189 — Southern Pacific Railroad Yards
Replacement Marker: Soon after 1900, laborers reworked some 373 miles of the original Central Pacific (now the Southern Pacific) line between Reno and Ogden, Utah. The effort involved shortening of the line in some places. One such . . . — Map (db m67223) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Sparks — 88 — Sparks
Updated Marker: Engaged in straightening and realigning the old Central Pacific trackage across Nevada, the Southern Pacific Company moved its shops and headquarters from Wadsworth to this location in 1904. The railroad set aside five . . . — Map (db m67222) HM
Nevada (Washoe County), Sparks — 63 — Truckee River
The Truckee River, seen below, runs from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. The river's first recorded discovery was by Captain John C. Fremont in January, 1844. He camped by its terminus at Pyramid, then followed it to the big bend at Wadsworth. Captain . . . — Map (db m67268) HM

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