Original Date Visited: 8/17/07
Last Confirmed: 12/28/10
Currently Missing -- Last Seen: December 28, 2010
Update (December 2010)
These markers were carted away by private contractors (likely hired by NDOT) to an undisclosed location for repairs. The good news is that both the plaques and marker bodies were in excellent condition saving the SHPO an estimated $1,100 each in replacement costs! We here at Nevada Landmarks ask that you read the interpretive text for yourself. The SHPO states that the text "misinterpreted a valuable piece of information" in accordance to the Washo Tribe, yet this text is so poorly written, the only reference to the Washo people is the first sentence as follows ...
"Romanticized in Indian lore as a sacred place, Cave Rock is a subject of many legends."
The entire text from then on is referring to the Lake Bigler Toll Road and the construction of the two tunnels. How is this first sentence, which in itself is blunderously generic, going against "Washo accordance?" Maybe stop calling them "Indians?" Is this why the marker was removed? If so the powers-that-be really have too much time on your hands making this case nothing more than hogwash. It's only a matter of time before this marker is back in action at the Cave Rock boat launch. Oh, and of the three markers,  was the newest and in the best condition. Go figure.
Romanticized in Indian lore as a sacred place, Cave Rock is the subject of many legends. Named for a cave, a remnant of which can be seen some 200 feet above the waterline, this formation was a landmark on the Lake Bigler Toll Road in the early days. Quarried granite blocks which supported the toll road can still be seen on the west face of Cave Rock. The rock was first tunneled for the construction of a highway in 1931 and the second tunnel was put through in 1958.