L.M. Montgomery

montgomery1November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942

How much power and influence can one woman have? In Lucy Maud Montgomery’s case, enough to single-handedly transform a 19th Century idyllic seaside farm town into the Canadian version of Branson, Missouri – complete with amusement parks, go-karts and a Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Thanks to Montgomery’s classic “Anne of Green Gables” book series, the titular house and the surrounding area have become Prince Edward Island’s top tourist attraction and stand in stark contrast to the rest of the still-mostly-rural island province.

Montgomery worked as a teacher early in her career and used the opportunity to write. And write, she did. In all, she penned 20 novels and hundreds of short stories and poems. But, it was the precocious little red head, Anne, that would remain her most memorable work. She remains a provincial hero and legend to this day…despite the consequential water parks and poutine stands.

Burial

Cavendish Cemetery – Cavendish, PE, CANADA

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In case you had any question as to whether this is the right place.

Specific Location

Just a few yards from the northeast corner of the cemetery, Maud’s grave is well marked with flowers and signage. There is even a paved path from the entrance of the cemetery to her resting place.

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