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About Moose Jaw
is a city in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada on the Moose Jaw
River. It is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway, 77 kilometres (48 mi) west of Regina. Residents of Moose Jaw
are known as Moose Javians. It is best known as a retirement and tourist city that serves as a hub to the hundreds of small towns and farms in the surrounding region of Saskatchewan. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw
Marked on a map as Moose Jaw
Bone Creek in an 1857 survey by surveyor John Palliser, there are two theories as to how the city got its name. The first one is that it comes from the Plains Cree name moscâstani-sîpiy meaning "a warm place by the river", indicative of the protection from the weather that the Coteau range provides to the river valley containing the city and also the Plains Cree word Moose Gaw meaning warm breezes. The other is that on the map of the city the Moose Jaw
river is shaped like a moose's jaw.
is an industrial centre and an important railway junction for the area's agricultural produce. It is known for its giant historical murals on the exterior walls of buildings in its business district, and its tunnels were used for rum-running during Prohibition. CFB Moose Jaw
is a NATO flight training school, and which is home to the Snowbirds, Canada's military aerobatics or air show flight demonstration team. Moose Jaw
also has a casino and geothermal spa.