Thomas Gracey

Manx: Immigrants from the Isle of Man

The tiny Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea, had a nineteenth-century population of roughly 60,000, so it was not able to send a substantial number of immigrants to Nevada. Nevertheless, those who arrived had an important effect on the territory and state.

In addition, the Manx belonged to the larger group of Celtic immigrants, without which Nevada would have been very different. Historically, the Manx were Gaelic speakers, making them close relatives of the Irish and the Scots, and more distantly of the Welsh, Cornish, and the Bretons of France.

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