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    (1738- )
    Discovered by Sieur de la Vérendrye
    Named Fort Rouge (1798), Fort Garry (1822) and Winnipeg (1835)
    Provincial capital of Manitoba, Canada
    Located north of North Dakota, USA
    Formerly the home of the Winnipeg Jets (1972-96)
    Home of the CFL's Blue Bombers (1880-)
    Host of the 1967 and 1999 Pan-American Games
    Their name is derived from a Cree Indian word 'probably' meaning 'muddy water.'
    Their people are called 'Winnipeggers.'
    They 'guarantee' snow at Christmas.
    It was the host of the Red River Rebellion, which was a Canadian civil war (1869-70).
    It experienced an economic drought after WW I, which lead to the 'Winnipeg General Strike.' After the police arrested 10 people, the mob, which consisted of over 30,000, began making their way to Main Street, in downtown Winnipeg. When they arrived, they set a streetcar on fire. The police would try to gain order of the protest by using baseball bats against the crowd, which would only force the crowd to begin defending themselves by throwing objects, such as stones, at them. The police would retaliate with guns, which would result in the death of two people and dozens of minor and major injuries.
    The Canadian government was seen as being very irresponsible during the whole affair.
    Officially, the strike lasted six weeks (May 15, 1919-June 28, 1919).
    'Winnipeggers' have made Winnipeg the unofficial 'Slurpee Capital of the World.' They consume an average of 4,500 7-11 Slurpees a year.
    Pro wrestlers 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper and Chris Jericho was raised here.
    Is nickname was 'The Other Chicago.'
    It is the murder capital of Canada.
    Its motto is 'One with the strength of many.'
    The Winnipeg General Strike is considered an important event in Canadian history because it saw 'underprivileged Canadian workers' fighting to have 'their right of collective bargaining recognized by the Canadian government and by wealthy business owners.'
    It experienced an 'economic boom' throughout the 1920's, just years after the strike.
    It is one of the world's largest wheat markets.
    The Winnipeg Jets won three WHA titles while there.
    Their CFL team, the Blue Bombers, have won 10 Grey Cups.
    It is a hot spot for underage members of the U.S. military stationed in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Minot, North Dakota, to go and drink legally.
    Its most popular night club, the Tijuana Yacht Club, is attached to a hotel with a pool and a water slide.
    On average, it enjoys 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, which makes it among the leaders for a Canadian city.
    Its airport, the Winnipeg International Airport, is Canada's longest serving international airport.
    Anna Paquin was born here.
    Monty Hall was born here.
    The Marx brohers and Charlie Chaplin met here.
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