Items from the Bidlack Papers

Sally Sparks Kellerhals, Editor

Harold E. Sparks, Webmaster

Webmaster Note:

Early in 2006 Sally Sparks Kellerhals undertook the tremendous task of sorting through the papers left after Dr. Russell Bidlack's death.
  There were 36 file boxes of letters and articles which he had recieved.  Much of the material may or may not have been included in the Quarterly Issues of the Sparks Quarterly.  The papers we include here are letters and articles which were not included in the Quarterlies, and which we feel are of interest to Sparks researchers.  This page will showcase some of these papers which we consider most worthwhile.

The Papers

A Courtship begins

A Sparks Sod House in Nebraska

Betrayal in Early Texas


Cool Headed Enoch Sparks

David Rhodes Sparks -- On the Trail to California Gold

Fate of an 1840 Surveying Party

How Sparks, Nevada Got its Name

Isaac Brock (married to Sarah Jane Sparks) lived 122 Years

John W. Sparks Letter

Life in Early Ohio

Military Arrests in 1864 Texas

Moving West

Murder of Sam Sparks

Obituary: Sarah Deal, Widow of Samuel W. Sparks

Stephen Franklin Sparks, Texas Hero

Timberline Bill fights a Grizzly Bear

Uncle Nathan's Blessing

William Douglas' Letter







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