Encapsulated Scrapbook – 1884-1979

This is a collection of 42 newspaper articles that were encapsulated into a collection probably during the 1970s at the Society. It consists of articles as early as 1884 and as recent as 1979 with the majority of articles from the early 1900s.

The articles include:

  • Scarboro Witchcraft and Haunted Houses – Ghostly Tales That Our Fathers Related With as Much Sincerity as They Did the Battle of Bunker Hill – Aug 8, 1903.
  • Nimrod, The Scarboro Slave – 18 Jul 1903.
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Battle of Dunstan Landing – May 23, 1903.
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Mobbing of Richard King – May 29, 1903.
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Adventures of Charles Pine – June 13, 1903.
  • Uncle Bill Larrabee’s Big Bear Fight – A Wonderful Tug of War in Which Neither Contestant Was Victor.
  • Church Dedicated at Scarboro (First Parish Congregational Church) – July 20, 1893.
  • Some Early Sketches of Cape Elizabeth – Clashing of Claimants Caused Lots of Trouble, Robert Jordan Fled For His Life by the Light of His Burning Home – – Indians Were Hot on the Trail. April 2, 1904.
  • Some Early Sketches of Cape Elizabeth – Interesting Account of the Time When Richmonds Island Was a Prosperous Trading Port – One of the First Tragedies Through Trouble With the Indians.
  • “Old Bab” The Last New England Slave Whose Grave Is in Scarboro.
  • Scarboro Post Office To Change Its Spelling – April 15, 1965.
  • Where Was Maine’s First Road? It was ‘Kennebunk By The Sea.’
  • [Photo] The bull which swam or forded the Spurwink River to bring supplies to Higgins Beach in 1890 – Apr 11, 1967.
  • Once Upon a Time – First Prout’s Neck Hotel – [ca. 1952]
  • New Nursing Home Opens [Pine Point Manor] – Apr 4, 1960.
  • Scarborough Chin Drapery Recalls Those Libby Beards – June, 1958.
  • Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine Named for 17th Century Scarboro Man – June 26, 1979.
  • Big-City Equipment and Volunteer Personnel Protect Scarboro From Fire [Department]
  • This Day is the Centennial Anniversary of Colonel Samuel Marsh of Scarboro – Oct 30, 1904.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part First – Oct 17, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Second – Oct 24, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) – Nov 7, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Seventh – Oct 28, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Ninth – Dec 12, 1900.
  • Record and Tradition – Dr. Robert Southgate of Dunstan, Scarboro, Ancestors and Descendants – (Grandpa’s Scrap Book) Part Tenth – Dec 19, 1900.
  • His Lucky Find – Parker Libby’s Discovery of Robbers’ Booty – Interesting Incident in Connection with Cumberland Bank Robbery – Aug 1, 1903.
  • Sketches of Early History of the Town of Gorham – How Parkers Corners Became Known as Bobadel from Wrecked Spanish Bark – Oct 17, 1903.
  • First to Act – Cumberland County’s Declaration of Independence – Was Issued in Old Falmouth – 1906.
  • Treasurer’s Notice: Non-Resident Taxes in the Town of Scarboro in the County of Cumberland for the Year 1884.
  • The Westbrook Secret – A Skeleton in the Woods Solves a 232-Year Old Mystery – July 27, 1976.
  • The King Family of Scarborough.
  • A Hundred Years Ago – The King and Southgate Families of Scarborough
  • The Grave of Gov. King
  • Stirring Events in History of Ancient Scarboro – The Mobbing of Richard King and Dr. Abathar Alden – 1903.
  • Terrible Tragedy of the Sea Recalled by the Recurrence of the Date—Many Years Ago Another Dreadful Disaster Like This Off Richmond’s Island – Nov 27, 1904.
  • Scarborough Takes a Look at Earlier Days – Apr 10, 1964.
  • Sketches of Gorham History – The Wild Men of Stroudwater, Mysterious Wanderers Who Frightened Early Inhabitants.
  • Scarborough House [Hunnewell House] Built in 1684 Interests Restoration Proponents – Oct 10, 1967.
  • Lafayette’s Visit – Seventy-Five Years Ago When He was last in Portland – Jun 1900.
  • The Farmer At All Souls – Mr. McLaughlin Told Many Tales of His Native Town.
  • Record of Tradition – The Burial Place of Richard King – Feb 6, 1903.
  • One of Scarborough’s Oldest Homes [Doe Home] – Feb 19, 1960.

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