Here is some great history and information about Sparks, Nevada. This city is located in Northern Nevada, in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It's about 30 to 40 minutes from Reno, Nevada. The population as of 2008 is 88,602. It is also about half the size of Reno, Nevada. The runoff is Truckee River. The weather is a nice average temperature around 70s and gets down to the 30s during the winter. July is the warmest with a high of about 90 maximum and the coldest moth is December, which would be about 21 degrees on average. The city had several different types of ethnic races, including White, African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other races. The poverty level was below the 8%. In 1903, people had railroad yards. Things started to grow around the 1950s, and after that it was the 1970s that several warehouses and industries came in.
The famous high rise casino was completed in 1984. The transportation in Sparks, Nevada had the important rail yard downtown south I-80 because the Union Pacific Railroad and interstate 80 went east-west in the center of Sparks. Amtrak also is the passenger system. The railroad also offered to the employee's clear deed and to move free every house to the new town; this was in the summer of 1903. The people paid $1 per lot. The Major Airport is not far from there right near the I-80 highway. There is a place called Sparks Marina, it has the country's largest sporting goods store. There is an adventure water and family park; in here it has over 30 water rides, pools, and waterfalls. In addition to all of this, there is all year fun, such as bowling lanes, mini golf, arcade, and go kart tracks. There is also a Sparks Heritage Museum, as well as Sparks in Space. The museum has dome programs, movies, poetry, and lectures. One of many parks in Sparks, Nevada is a Regional Park, it has 450 acres and has softball fields, baseball fields, youth baseball, and softball fields, and several fields, including volleyball and soccer ball. Another park is Sparks Marina, which offers several acres for swimming, boating, fishing, scuba diving, and picnicking. For a complete list of area attractions, consult the Sparks, NV yellow pages or a Sparks, NV business directory.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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