(International Standard Serial Number)  ISSN 1532-0340



McAninch Family History Newsletter

Volume XVII, Number 1, January 31, 2009.


A clearing house for McAninch and related surnames [McAninch, McIninch, McNinch (-sh)].

Published Quarterly since 1993.              Articles solicited, and Queries accepted.




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Stewart McAninch in Nevada: Part I: Through the 1891 Marriage

Page 2009-02



The Editor’s Corner


Nevada, our 36th state, is known as “The Silver State” because of its rich silver resources.

In 1859, one of the largest silver lodes in the world was discovered at the Comstock mine, and

Virginia City began to appear out of nowhere. Silver was the primary mineral mined in Nevada

when it was admitted to the union on 31 October 1864. “Battle Born” is the official state slogan,

commemorating the fact that Nevada was admitted to the union during the Civil War.


In this issue we start the story of the first McAninch pioneer in Nevada – Stewart McAninch.

The rest of the Stewart McAninch story, and other Nevada pioneers (James M. McAninch, et al),

will be covered in future issues.


The stories of these mining pioneers and their families take place on the broad canvas of the

high desert mining camps and rugged mountain ranges of central Nevada. This is the heart of the

country known as the ‘basin and range province’, in the desolate wide-open spaces of Nye County

(right in the center of Nevada), and Lincoln County, the adjacent county to the east, between

Nye County and the Utah Territory (U.T. 1850-1896; Utah became our 45th state later, in 1896).


Today, Big Basin National Park is nearby, just over the county line in White Pine County, Nevada.


This McAninch Family History Newsletter is Published by Frank and Jan (Mauk) McAninch

17531 Montbury Circle, Huntington Beach, California 92649-4823      Telephone: 714-846-5134

Email: frank @ McAninch.net, FrankMcAninch @ alumni.uci.edu, mcaninch92649 @ verizon.net 



McAninch Family History NL v.XVII n.1 / January 2009 / Copyright Frank McAninch / page 2009-01

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