Author Archives: Don Taylor

1875 Scarborough Tax Valuation Book

The 1875 Tax Valuation Record was scanned at the Maine State Library using their Zeutschel OS 12002 multi-camera book scanner that creates high-resolution images. The scanned images were then combined and compressed into a PDF file. The resulting file was uploaded … Continue reading

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1841 Scarborough Tax Valuation Book

If you have ancestors who lived in Scarborough in 1841, the 1841 Scarborough Tax Valuation Book is a great resource to add texture to your family history and genealogical research. The online version was scanned on the Maine State Library’s … Continue reading

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July 2018 Website Activity

Photographs I published the following photographs from Photo Box 1, “Miscellaneous Businesses” to Digital Maine at the Maine State Library: Maine Egg Producers Candling Room at Maine Egg Producers I published the following photographs from Photo Box 1, “Miscellaneous Businesses” to this … Continue reading

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New photos – June 2018

New photos added to the website last month (June 2018) 89.9.1860 – Pleasant Hill Hose – circa 1860. 2017.51.5 – Rescue Unit, Circa 1952 – Dr. Philip Haigis, Frank Slipp, Cayton Urquhart, Percy Gower, Leon Lary, Ross Sherwood. 2017.56.02 – … Continue reading

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Class of 1931 – Names & Photos

We received a number of photos of the students of Scarborough High School, Class of  1931, from the collection of Marguerite Carver Shaw Davis, also known as “Mag.” Accession Number:  2018-10-02 These photos were sized for the web at three … Continue reading

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Maine In the Great War

The May Scarborough Historical Society monthly meeting will be May 6th, 2:00 pm, at the Scarborough Public Library. After a short business meeting, guest speaker Jason C. Libby will talk about Maine’s involvement in World War I. More than 35,000 … Continue reading

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April 8th – SHS Meeting to feature talk on Wadsworth/Longfellow House

The Scarborough Historical Society’s annual meeting will be 2:00 PM, April 8th, the second Sunday of the month, as Easter is April 1st. After the business meeting, John Babin, visitor services manager for the Wadsworth/Longfellow House in Portland, take us … Continue reading

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Spirits Alive Program – March 24, 2018

A Field of Ancient Graves: Celebrating 350 Years Eastern Cemetery, Portland’s oldest public space, reaches a milestone 350th anniversary in 2018, and Spirits Alive will kick off its celebration of the beloved burial ground with a presentation by cemetery historian … Continue reading

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Museum Closed Today – 13 March 2018

Due to the predicted storm, the museum will be closed on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018.

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Portland Railroad: Trolleys Through Scarborough, Maine

4 March 2018, 1 PM Scarborough Public Library The Portland Railroad system as it existed following the completion of the Saco-Old Orchard line in 1903, operated trolleys on 93.75 miles of track, serving the communities of Portland, South Portland, Cape … Continue reading

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