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Geiger Grade Historic Marker
of sign - Near the summit of State Route 341 on Geiger Grade
Highway between Reno and Virginia City.
taken October 2008
courtesy of Jimmy Wayne
Old Geiger Grade
(In Canyon Below) Constructed by Davison M.
Geiger and John H. Tilton in 1862, this old toll road was
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, land slides and the everlasting danger
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.
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