Near Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Geiger Grade
‘In Canyon Below’
Concord stages, mud wagons 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 Manís Point and Robberís Roost, two of the most famous features of the road, can be seen from this marker.
Erected 1978 by Reno Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists. (Marker Number 211.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists marker series.
Location. 39° 22.358′ N, 119° 40.058′ W. Marker is near Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on Geiger Grade Road (State Highway 341), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reno NV 89521, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lousetown (approx. 1.9 Geiger Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Comstock Lode (approx. 4 miles away); Steamboat Springs (approx. 4 miles away); Veterans Day November 11th 1995 (approx. 4 miles away); Silver Terrace Cemeteries (approx. 4 miles away); Life in Virginia City on the Comstock Lode (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Pearson (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
Regarding Old Geiger Grade. At the Geiger Lookout, approximately 2 miles west of this marker, one can view Truckee Meadows in the distance.
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