The Turn–the spot on the Moose Jaw River that was the easiest to cross–was a place the Cree and Assiniboine peoples gathered. (It was also here that Chief Sitting Bull sought refuge after the Battle of the Little Bighorn.)
Into this already busy and thriving place, surveyors came to survey the land for future homesteads. The Canadian Pacific Railway was built and Moose Jaw was chosen as its divisional point, establishing it as one of the most important cities on the prairies.
As we all know now, this crazy named town soon became a city of more than 33,000 people. We’ve only told you part of the story, so sit down and experience Moose Jaw’s colourful past in words and pictures in this one-of-a-kind book.