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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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    (1882- )
    Located at the confluence of the Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek
    Gained city status in 1903
    Fourth largest city in Saskatchewan
    Located 48 miles (77 kilometers) west of Regina
    Population: 33,890 (2016)
    Its temperatures have ranged from a high of 110 F (43 C) to a low of -57 F (-48 C).
    Its residents are known as Moose Javians.
    During the first couple of decades of the 20th century, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and illegal gambling were rife.
    The discovery of a police theft ring resulted in over half the force being fired (1924).
    Its 32-foot-tall sculpture of Mac the Moose lost the world’s biggest moose title to a sculpture in Norway.
    The city promotes its underground tunnels as a tourist attraction, but most of the tunnels tourists are allowed to enter are recreations, instead of the real deal.
    Also, many of the stories that guides tell the tourists about the tunnels – such as that they were used as hiding places by Chinese railroad workers unable to pay a government-mandated head tax, or that they were used to warehouse liquor being shipped illegally to America during Prohibition – can be described as ‘unproven,’ at best.
    Because it has a large number of cloudless days, an air force base was built there, which serves as Canada’s primary military flight training center and as home to the Snowbirds aerobatic flight demonstration team.
    It is an important rail and highway junction for shipping agricultural goods.
    The Western Hockey League’s Warriors moved here from Winnipeg (1984).

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