|Bar at the Fielding Hotel, 1915. Glenbow Archives, NA-3853-23|
The hotel bar was a busy place in small-town Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. The Legislative Assembly of the North West Territories passed the Liquor License Ordinance of 1892. For about $200, hotels could obtain a license which allowed them to sell liquor by the glass at the bar, as well as off-sale liquor (by which bottles could be taken out of the premises).
License for the Beaver Hotel at Denholm, 1914.
From Western Development Museum,
W. Laing behind the bar of the Grand Hotel at Moosomin, c. 1905.
From Moosomin Century One: Town and Country (1981)
|Prud'homme Hotel bar, n.d. Owner Joseph Marcotte on right. Glenbow Archives, NA-3853-33|
|Parkside Hotel bar, c. 1910. From Follow the Spirit (1980)|