Beautiful Joe - Ontario Heritage Trust


Beautiful Joe

During a visit to Meaford in the 1890s, Margaret Marshall Saunders heard from William Moore how he had rescued an abused dog from its cruel owner. She decided to tell the story, and the resulting novel, Beautiful Joe, was an immediate success. By 1939, it had been translated into 10 languages.


In Beautiful Joe Park, Victoria Crescent, Meaford

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Grey

Municipality: Municipality of Meaford