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View of Reno, Nevada, from the Geiger Grade in the Virginia Range

View of Reno, Nevada, from the Geiger Grade in the Virginia Range.

Photo © Stan White
Definition: Geiger was the name of a man who, in the early 1860s, ran the toll road from Steamboat Valley south of Reno to Virginia City and the Comstock via a steep climb up the Virginia Range. Today, a much improved route is still called the Geiger Grade Road (Nevada Highway 341).
Pronunciation: Gi-ger ("i" as in ice)
Examples:
From south Reno, Geiger Grade Road take travelers to Virginia City.

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