Monthly Archives: November 2021


By Linda Snow McLoon Before there were big yellow school busses, school children in Scarborough for the most part walked to school. To keep the distances from their homes doable, back in the 1800s Scarborough had over a dozen one-room … Continue reading

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Support the Society using CLYNK

Scarborough Historical Society and Museum HELP SAVE THE PLANET AND HELP THE SCARBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY. We are asking you to use CLYNK for your returnable bottles and cans. Fill up a CLYNK bag (don’t crush cans or remove bottle labels). … Continue reading

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Historical Society Unveils Laughton History Table

By Linda Snow McLoon The doors of the Scarborough Historical Society and Museum have been closed during a long pandemic, but with so many people now vaccinated, beginning Saturday, November 13 visitors who are safely masked are once again welcome … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School Update – November 2021

BY KARLENE OSBORNE In the last update regarding Scarborough Historical Society’s restoration of the Beech Ridge School, I reported that $25,600 was needed to start the next phase of work. Since then, an anonymous donor has come forward with a … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Suggestions

Books Dear Mrs. Libby is a collection of letters written by 144 Scarborough men and women to their former high school teacher, Mrs. Frances Libbey while they were serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. The letters were … Continue reading

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The Villages of Scarborough – Oak Hill

By Becky Delaware Continuing our series about the villages of Scarborough. . .The Oak Hill area has undergone many changes over the years. Readers are invited to contribute information the writer may have overlooked. Many think of Oak Hill as … Continue reading

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Maine Registers

By Don Taylor I just love the Maine Registers to provide background information during my research. For example, the 1918 Maine Register has a section about Post Offices; if you wrote to someone at a particular location, it tells which … Continue reading

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From the Ephemera. . .

By Linda Snow McLoon Early Scarborough merchants often had elaborate letterheads for their businesses. These three competing retailers did business in Dunstan, where they offered a wide range of inventory to their customers.               … Continue reading

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