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    Ragged Ass Road

    by jamiesno Written Sep 19, 2004

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    Ragged Ass Road

    Ragged Ass Road is a real street in Yellowknife and arguable its most famous for sure.

    You can buy Ragged Ass apparel throughout the city. It is hilarous. The story goes as I remember it:

    A couple of local miners used a well known phrase to describe their street. If your mine was not good in the gold rush days it was a ragged ass mine. They didn't like their street and its condition so they called with ragged ass road.

    The city adopted the name and it is now a tourist attraction for its colorful name. It is just a short one down toward Old Town.

    So go for a stroll along the Ragged Ass Road when your in Yellowknife for sure! It won't cost you a penny.

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    Don't miss Raven Mad Daze...

    by Macgyver-11 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Don't miss Raven Mad Daze (June 21), Folk on the Rocks (Mid July), Festival of the Midnight Sun (August), the Festival of Trees, or Caribou Carnival (late March)

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