Moose Jaw: A History in Words and Pictures
Mary Harelkin Bishop, Author
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.
Mary Harelkin Bishop has lived in Saskatchewan since she was 12 years old. An educator for more than 30 years, she is the author of the best-selling Tunnels of Time adventure series. Mary loves talking to people of all ages about writing … and, of course, about Moose Jaw.
DELIGHTFUL “Is There Anybody Here from Moose Jaw?” That was the unofficial anthem for the city’s one-hundredth birthday, courtesy of the musical extravaganza, Year of the Moose Jaw. Now, Mary Bishop has brought together stories and photographs in a delightful new history book that explains why the community deserves to be known as Saskatchewan’s “friendly city” and why people proudly claim Moose Jaw as their home.
— Bill Waiser, 2016 Governor General Award winner for World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905