Tag: History

Charlottetown The Cradle of Confederation

Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, played a giant role in the creation of the nation. It was here, at the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, that discussions on the subject of union were held by representatives of the colonies of British North America. The often heated debate formed the basis of agreement that resulted in Confederation of the colonies to form the Dominion of Canada. Most of the debate took place in Province House, located in the centre of Charlottetown. This imposing Georgian building had served as the legislative assembly of the colony of Prince Edward Island since 1847. The […]

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

Prince Edward Island has been made famous all over the world due to the Anne of Green Gables books written by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M. Montgomery was born on November 30, 1874 in Clifton P.E.I., now New London.  Her parents were Hugh John Montgomery and Clara Woolner Macneill.  In 1876, Clara died of tuberculosis.  With the death of his wife, and the failure of his business, Hugh John left his baby daughter on the Island and moved to Saskatchewan where he settled and remarried.  Maud was raised primarily by her maternal grandparents, Alexander and Lucy Woolner Macneill.  With her grandparents […]

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