Sparks (Nev.) -- History
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Field notes and photographs of historic structures in Sparks, Nevada, compiled for a class in historic preservation at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Abstract The materials in the records of John Ascuaga's Nugget are a representation of the career of John Ascuaga as the sole owner and operator of the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. These records detail the operations and expansion of the casino-resort over the decades beginning in the late 1950s and ending in the early 2000s prior to its sale. Materials cover the years 1917-2014 with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1960s through 1990 and include correspondence, internal and external newsletters,...
Abstract Manuscript and notes on the history of Nevada, including women teachers; Sparks and Churchill County, Nevada; and Paiute Indians. Also included are curriculum materials on Nevada history; correspondence about Sawyer's research, statistics on land ownership and use in Nevada, turkey production in the Fallon area, and copies of presidential executive orders establishing wildlife refugees in Nevada.
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....