Nevada Rock Art Geocaching Historical Markers

Historical Marker #211

Located near the summit of State Route 341 (Geiger Grade Highway).

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, land slides 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.

Notes on this marker:

There is a way to drive down old Geiger. It's a beautiful drive down the canyon.

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