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Wildcat Cafe, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 15

Wildcat Cafe, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada 15

Description : The Wildcat Cafe is one of Yellowknife,s earliest buildings. It was built in 1937 by Willie and Margaret Wylie and Smokey Stout. It was later owned by Carl and Dorothy Jensen and then by Mah Gow until it closed in 1951. Meals cost a dollar. Early patrons were served caribou meat and lake trout. The basic fare eventually included fresh meat and vegetables flown in from - outside -.

The cafe was a meeting place for the pioneers of the prewar entrepreneurial expansion into northern Canada, prospectors, geologists, pilots, miners, bankers, lawyers, businessmen, trappers, and missionaries.

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