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Famous Farmers in Film

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Though farmers are usually considered the most down to earth people, they have been the subject of some very famous films. I recently stumbled across an article that celebrated National Farmer’s Market Week (Aug. 7 – 13), by highlighting five films about farming, including The Straight Story, starring Richard Farnsworth (Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables).

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The First Founders of PEI

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Road to Avonlea is rich in historical detail about the lives of the settlers of Prince Edward Island just after the turn of the 20th century. But, much like the rest of Canada and the United States, the residents of Avonlea were not the initial founders of the land. Here is a short summary of the history of one of the most culturally and physically beautiful islands in the world.

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Lucy Maud’s Childhood Correspondence

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Sara Stanley was famous in Avonlea for her ability to trap audiences in her web of storytelling. In Season One’s episode, “How the Story Girl Earns Her Name”, Sara’s knack for words and her emotional draw becomes very apparent when she narrates The Little Match Girl during Jasper Dale’s magic lantern show.

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