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Deer Park's history is Sparks' history
by Sarah Cooper - scooper@dailysparkstribune.com
Jan 18, 2008 | 758 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune/Sarah Cooper - Deer Park, which is more than 100 years old, has hosted events from religious revivals to boxing matches.
Tribune/Sarah Cooper - Deer Park, which is more than 100 years old, has hosted events from religious revivals to boxing matches.
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The canopy of cottonwood trees that surround Deer Park have shaded gypsies, evangelist revivals, shivering children, boxers, victory gardens and transient deer.

Since the park’s dedication on May 30, 1904, the deer have gone and the victory gardens have been uprooted. But the park still holds many fond memories for Sparks natives.

In 2002, residents gathered their memories of the park to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Deer Park pool. Les Ede of the Sparks Heritage museum recalled playing in the park as a kid and splashing in the pool’s cold waters.

“I remember taking swimming lessons at that pool,” Ede said. “It was not heated then so that thing was cold.”
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Deer Park's history is Sparks' history by Sarah Cooper - scooper@dailysparkstribune.com


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