Geographical names - R-S - Transcript (part 7).
"Sprague. When the Northern Pacific was built across that portion of eastern Washington lying North of Snake river, the managers decided to erect car and repair shops at the little town of Sprague which had been permanently located and named in honor of Gen. J. W. Sprague, one of the names which stand prominent in the history of the construction of the road. The gentlemen who selected the location did so because it was about the center of the division and therefore a very desirable point."
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