Nevada Historic Markers in Storey County

Nevada Historical Marker 211
Old Geiger Grade
State Route 341
Near Virginia City

Nevada Historical Marker 211: Old Geiger Grade
Nevada Historical Marker 211: Old Geiger Grade

28 February 2008
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Old Geiger Grade
'In Canyon Below'

Constructed by Davison M. Geiger and John H. Tilton in 1862, this old toll road was the most direct connection between the Comstock Lode and the Truckee Meadows until replaced by the present paved highway in 1936.

Concord stages, mud wagons [and] ten-mule freighters carried thousands of passengers and millions in precious cargo across this section of the Virginia Range and many are the tales of unpredictable winds, snows, landslides and the everlasting danger of lurking highwaymen which could be told of this precipitous stretch of road.

Dead Man's Point and Robbers Roost, two of the most famous features of the road, can be seen from this marker.

Nevada State Historical Marker No. 211
Reno Chapter
National Society - Daughters of the American Colonists

Although the marker is in Storey County, most of the Old Geiger Grade is in Washoe County.
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