(Anne of) Green Gables
Prince Edward Island National Park
Gables is located in Prince Edward Island National Park. Green Gables has
become famous around the world as the inspiration for the setting in Lucy
Maud Montgomery's classic tale of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. Although
L.M. Montgomery never lived here, she grew up nearby with her
grandparents. She came to know her cousins' farm through her explorations
of the surrounding woodlands and places she discovered and named such as
Lover's Lane and the Haunted Wood. Soon after Anne of Green Gables was
published in 1908, people began coming to Cavendish in search of Green
Gables, along with the other places and people of Avonlea in the novel..
Montgomery's spiritual connection to her
home community continued throughout her life. As a minister's wife living
in Ontario, the author's occasions to return home were limited, yet all
but one of her 20 novels have Prince Edward Island as the main setting.
When Montgomery died in 1942, she was buried in the Cavendish cemetery.
Shortly after her death, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
recognized L.M. Montgomery as being a person of national historic
significance and a monument and plaque were erected at Green Gables.
l have a very large epiphany here....sorry,
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