Baldy Gives It Up A stagecoach driver was the ongoing target of bandits.

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The route between Virginia City, Nevada and Placerville, California.

Baldy Green was either the unluckiest stage driver in the Sierra Nevadas—or the most corrupt. He drove the route between Virginia City, Nevada and Placerville, California. And during the mid to late 1860s, his coach was robbed numerous times. The situation became a running joke among the residents and the stage passengers. In June 1868, the stage company fired him. But his memory lives on—a popular mountain bike trail (photo) is named after him. There are no reports of riders being held up.

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