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Sparks Depot

Date of photo: 1905
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Facebook: Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984

Tags: sparks, sparksdepot,

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A crowd outside the Southern Pacific Railroad depot in Sparks.


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Date Uploaded: April 30, 2023

Permanent Link: http://wnhpc.com/details/fb724657066114507

Contributor: Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984 on Facebook

Source: Facebook: Nevada Armored Transport, Inc. 1946-1984

Source URL: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=724657066114507&set=a.482922031778442

Source Caption: A street vendor selling goods from a cart outside of the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Sparks, Nevada, 1905. Amateur photographer The City of Sparks was created when Southern Pacific moved all of their operations from Wadsworth, Nev. On July 4, 1904, SP picked up the houses, the trees, the plants, the chickens, & the people, put them on flat beds, & moved the entire operation 30 miles west to the eastern side of the Truckee Meadows. Until that time, the area was a swamp & a few scattered ranches. SP worked for a year to fill in the swampy wetlands area in what would become the town & the rail yard before the big move. The entire community was connected to the railroad: either one worked there or were married to someone who worked there. The schools, the parks, the entire city grew up around the rail yard. The high school is still known as the Sparks Railroaders & uses a steam train in their logo.

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