Located at around 10,000 feet, silver was first discovered here in the
1860's. In 1878 the Tioga Mining district was organized and the Great
Sierra Consolidated Silver Company was formed.
In 1888, a group of former shareholders bought the property at a sheriff's auction and tried again, but gave up without making a profit.
The Great Sierra Wagon Road was acquired in 1915 by the National Park Service and presented as a gift to Yosemite National Park. The current Tioga Pass road, Highway 120, follows along parts of this old wagon road.
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