Monday, October 26, 2009

Hat to GPK Virtual Trip

Hi Marston

Report # 67 Moose Jaw

Its a beautiful city filled with "Moose Javians" ( I didn't make that up) There is a Canadian Forces Air Command just a few miles away. That's where the Snow Birds Team of pilots call home.. They even have a Boat Tour up the River called Captain Jacks Boat Tours.. My daughter used to sing a song by the Arrogant Worms called " Pirates on the South Saskatchewan " May be they were right after all...

Between the geriatric farmers and the testy tourists the town has a population of about 32,000 or ten times what it has about 100 years ago. I mentioned Al Capone last report but the town also had a history including the Klu Klux Klan They decided to make Moose Jaw their Saskatchewan headquarters and held their first rally June 1927 and had about 400 people show up

4 Months later in Oct 1927, they held another rally but their leader got arrested. It seems this time, every body showed up and ran them out of town.

The place has had it moments but managed to survive them. It is still a major Railway center and doing well during the current boom times.

That’s er for today me maties.

Weather is bright and sunny but cool. So keep an eye on the sky, nose to the grind stone, face to the wind, finger on the trigger, ear to the rail, foot on the pedal, and you’ll be a smart looking wreck by morning..

Doug G

Thanks Doug

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