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Tonopah (Monitor No. 8)

An alternative spelling of the word tunanpin which means "black bear" and refers variously to sub-clans of the Iowa, Missouri, and Oto Indian tribes of North America.

Nevada (q.v.), a double-turreted monitor, was renamed Tonopah on 2 March 1909 so that the name Nevada could be assigned to Battleship No. 36.

Published: Mon Feb 22 13:06:17 EST 2016