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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ophir Grade

 
 
Ophir Grade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
1. Ophir Grade Marker
Inscription. Built in 1860 by the Ophir Mining Company to facilitate the hauling of ore to the mills in the Washoe Valley, it was operated as a toll road until 1871 when its popularity declined due to the completion of the V and T Railroad from Carson City to Reno. It gained back popularity to some extent due to the discovery of ore bodies in the Jumbo District in the 1880’s. After Jumbo’s decline in 1900, it reverted back to its present condition.
 
Erected 1970 by Julia C. Bulette Chapter No. 1864, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.982′ N, 119° 39.265′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on South C Street (State Highway 341), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Combination Shaft (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chollar Mine (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fourth Ward School (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fourth Ward School (approx. ¼ mile away); Chollar – Potosi Mining Co.
Ophir Grade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 22, 2011
2. Ophir Grade Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Engineering Marvels on the Comstock (approx. ¼ mile away); Mackay Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Mackay Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
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Ophir Grade image. Click for full size.
August 9, 2009
3. Ophir Grade
Click on photo to view a close-up of traces of the Grade Road as seen from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on August 10, 2011. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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