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Moose Jaw as a winter camp. In fact, the city’s name is a
variation of the Cree word “Moosegaw” which translates to
“warm breezes.”
European settlers arrived in the area between 1881 and
1900, with the construction of the Canadian Pacific
Railway. Moose Jaw gained official city status in 1903, and
the city became a major agricultural and industrial boom
town. You can find all the details of Moose Jaw’s history at
the City of Moose Jaw’s website.
Today, Moose Jaw still has a thriving economy. The most
recent available statistics from Financial Post Market
Report show that retail sales in Moose Jaw were 61%
above the national average at $711.71 million in 2011.
According to Debthorn, the major industries include oil
and gas refineries, potash mining and agriculture. The city
reports major new investments, including a $27 million
Civic Center Plaza and a $1.131 million shopping mall. This
new financial growth is reflected in the recent boom in
population.
In 2012 Moose Jaw’s population rose to a new high of
34,508. With all of the expansion, the City of Moose Jaw is
proud to offer “High Quality Affordable Living.”
Tourism is another big business in Moose Jaw. If you are
planning on visiting or moving to the City of Moose Jaw,
you will be impressed by the many cultural and historic
attractions.
According to Tourism Moose Jaw’s website, there are
several art galleries and museums to visit. One of the most
prominent is the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. This
museum hosts a mixture of history and visual art,
including a living history exhibit.