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Abstract Collection includes correspondence from and obituary notice of "bad man" Diamond field Jack Davis; a clipping about the FBI's arrest of Jean Pierre Lafitte (1969) and his arrest record from the FBI; and a postcard with a warning from a "vacationer." Material created by Robbins E. Cahill between 1948-1969.
Overview John Sparks was a native of Mississippi that made his fortune in the cattle business and banking in Texas and Wyoming Territory after the Civil War. He married Nancy Elnora Knight in 1880 and moved to Elko County, Nevada where he continued cattle ranching operations. In 1902, Sparks became the 10th governor of Nevada, but passed away while in office during his second term in May 1908. Sparks was survived by his wife and four children: Maud Sparks McKenzie, Benton Hackett Sparks, Charles M....
Dates: 1835-2009; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1910