Category Archives: Historical Notes

Who Was Honest John Sparks?

They called him “Honest John Sparks,” according to a Nevada Historical Society report. He was governor of Nevada and the namesake of the budding city of Sparks. The municipality was only three years old at the time (1908). In 1970, more »

A Brief history of Sparks

At the turn of the nineteenth century, after the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) realigned their tracks, the new alignment was too far away from their division point in Wadsworth, NV (30 miles east of here). While looking for a suitable more »