MCCANN STATION

NAME: McCann Station
COUNTY: Nye
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 1
CLIMATE: Hot summer, cool winter.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime.
COMMENTS: Not worth visiting.
REMAINS: Not much

The station was the only stop between Tybo and Belmont. Somewhat unusual was Barney and Grace McCann owned the station and ranch. Barney was Bernard McCann’s son and Grace was his widow. The McCanns provided lodging and meals to travelers. While the road saw little use after the 1880s, the McCanns along with Bernard’s brothers, John and William, continued to run the ranch. William was a prominent prospector and miner throughout Nye County. Bernard served many years as a county commissioner. He died in 1879 while he and Grace were running boardinghouses in Tybo and Belmont. The couple had seven children, most of whom grew up at the station. In 1920, when Barney was running the ranch, he was murdered by Robert Hughes while in Belmont. Grace died in 1925 and the ranch was eventually abandoned. It was still occupied in 1920, but since then it has virtually disappeared. Only wood scraps and a foundation mark the spot.

Submitted by: HBC

 


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