[mahr-kwis, mahr-kee; Fr. mar-kee]
Marquis, Don (Donald Robert Perry Marquis), 1878-1937, American author, b. Walnut, Ill. In 1912 he began the humorous column "The Sun Dial" in the New York Sun and later conducted "The Lantern" in the Herald Tribune. He invented various characters of gay satire, notably "archy the cockroach" and "mehitabel the cat." Their saga is told in Lives and times of archy and mehitabel (3 vol. in 1, 1943). Marquis published innumerable stories, poems, and plays.

Marquis, Saskatchewan is a village located on the highway 42 about 32 km northwest of Moose Jaw. It was incorporated in 1910 and, as of 2001, has 94 inhabitants.


Businesses and services in the village include a general store/liquor store franchise, a post office, a municipal office, a sand blasting and painting facility, and a service station. The primary economic base is agriculture.

Marquis is located on the Canadian Pacific Railway line. In common with many Saskatchewan communities, Marquis's grain elevators were torn down during the 1990s.


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