Sparks Aerial

Tags: aerial , sparks

Date of photo: 1930s

Photographer: Unknown

Source : Facebook: Sparks Museum & Cultural Center

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An aerial view of downtown Sparks. The Southern Pacific railroad tracks are on the right. In the center of the photo, Hwy 40 passes through town and splits into Prater Way (to the left) and B Street (to the right, later Victorian Avenue).

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Date Uploaded: June 2, 2020

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Contributor: Sparks Museum & Cultural Center on Facebook

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Source Caption: This aerial photograph of Sparks was in taken in the 1930's looking east. Farms on the southeast side in the Glendale District belonged to the Mapes, Kleppe, Jones, Raffetto, and Garaventa families. The photograph shows the "Y" between the old County Road (Prater Way) and B Street (Victorian Avenue). County Road was the main street leading into Sparks and was the original route of the Central Pacific Railroad. The Sparks City Council changes the name of County Road to Prater Way in 1939. The Sparks Grammar and High School and the new Robert Mitchell Elementary School were located on County Road. (Credit Joyce M. Cox Images of Sparks, NV)

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