Sparks, John, 1843-1908Alternative names
Nevada rancher; mining company official; governor of Nevada (1903-1908).
From the description of John Sparks papers, 1904-1907. (Nevada State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 166428697
"Honest John" Sparks was a native of Mississippi, born August 30,1843. Before coming to Nevada he embarked in the Cattle business in Texas and Wyoming. He became a rancher in Elko County and later bought the Alamo ranch near Reno where he lived during his term as governor. He was elected governor on the Silver-Democrat ticket in 1902 and re-elected in 1906, commuting to Carson City on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. He died in office May 22, 1908.
From the description of Executive Records 1903-1908 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81480359
Sparks was governor of Nevada, 1903-1908.
From the description of John Sparks dictation, [1885?]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 26111001
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Thousand Springs Valley (Nev.)|
|Reclamation of land|