|Alcide Marcotte with Sasko, 1911. Source: Valley Echoes (1980)|
|Rosalie Marcotte with Sasko, 1911. Valley Echoes (1980)|
Alcide Marcotte came from Quebec to the Prud’homme region of what is now Saskatchewan with his parents and eight siblings in 1897. Alcide was well-educated and became an entrepreneur, dealing in real estate. He was always building, buying and selling hotels. When the Canadian Northern railway line came through around 1905, he owned hotels in Warman, Osler and Vonda.
|Marcotte's Hotel, c. 1910. Valley Echoes (1980)|
|Alcide and Rosalie Marcotte. Image source|
|Marcotte's Hotel, 1953 Source|
The Marcotte family operated the hotel until 1955 when they sold it to a Mr. King. Not long afterwards, Ovide Desrochers and Arthur Kelm became the owners, changing its name to the DesRochers Hotel.
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