A new iPhone and Android app that brings to life the rich history of Sparks, Nevada is now available for free in Apple’s iTunes Store and at Google Play. Called “Sparks NV Historic Tours,” the app is the result of over twenty years of work and research by the volunteers of the Sparks Heritage Museum. The app was sponsored by Nevada Humanities and Union Pacific and developed by Tourbuddy. Features include a GPS-based walking tour focused on the city’s original business district, with vintage photos that provide a glimpse into its past. “Stories of Nevada’s Past” are shared by historians through audio at designated stops, which include the Southern Pacific Roundhouse, Machine Shops and Union Pacific Yards & Depot.
The app also features a self-guided tour of Sparks’ 4,000-square-foot more »