WHO DID WHAT, WITH WHICH AND TO WHOM — The above full page ad appeared in the June 15, 2005, Sparks Centennial edition of the Daily Sparks Tribune. The central photo has never been published as far as anyone knows. It was found in a photo album acquired at an estate sale and shows Sparks before there was a Sparks. The railroad tie jutting out into the middle of the dirt street was used as a walkway for mounting horses or alighting into a wagon or horseless carriage without getting one's boots muddy. It is the oldest photo of the forming city published in conjunction with the centennial by either local newspapers or the centennial committee. All information and speculation about the photo will be most welcome. Composition for the above was performed by Max Good Design; copywriting and research by Andrew Barbano/Deciding Factors-UNews. Photo credits from top left to bottom left: 1-Don Dondero, 2 and 3-Andrew Barbano, 4 and 5-Debra Reid/Daily Sparks Tribune, 6-Andrew Barbano.



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