Author Archives: Don Taylor

Locales – Scarborough Beach

Articles: Scarborough Beach Newspaper Articles in the Scarborough Beach Locale Folder. Beach Property Beach Property Offered To Town  For $150,000 History Notes Safety Plays Major Role — 1984 Scarborough Beach Newspaper Articles. Includes: Scarborough Council Votes To Buy Prout’s Neck … Continue reading

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Southgate House

New “Homes” Photo Gallery There is a new “Houses” gallery which includes three photos of the Southgate house. An early photograph of the Southgate House in Dunstan (before telephone or electric service). There are two other photos of the Southgate … Continue reading

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New “Students Photo Gallery” Started

I added a new photo gallery of student group photos. Added the following Photographs Scarborough HS Basketball Team 1939-1940 Freshman “Arrows” Sitting: R. Grant, E. Jenkins, J. Scamman, G. Knight, D. Richardson, M. Libby, D. Sewell, D. Bradford. Standing: A. … Continue reading

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Surname – Shaw

Surname File – Shaw Articles: Shaw newspaper articles in the Shaw Surname File.    Dora Shaw was there    Roses and cane (Dorothy M. Shaw)    Scarborough’s Oldest Citizen (Dorothy M. Shaw)    He Misses Cracker Barrel (Velorus T. Shaw) … Continue reading

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The King Trunk – 6 October 2019

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., October 6, 2019, at the Scarborough Public Library. Update:  Video of presentation now available on YouTube! The King Trunk by Becky Delaware Following a short Historical Society meeting on October 6th, Becky Delaware will … Continue reading

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The Danish Village

The Danish Village (Den Danske Landsby) was one of the first motels in the United States. Located on US Route 1 in Scarborough,  this unique motel was a replica of a little medieval Danish Town.  Each unit consisted of one … Continue reading

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The Old Kilbourn Home – 19 August 1928

The August 19, 1928, issue of the Portland, Maine, newspaper included an article, “Built in Revolutionary Days Old Kilbourn Home at Scarboro Stands Like Monument to Past.” The original was quite difficult to read, so Scarborough historian Rodney Laughton transcribed … Continue reading

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The Kilbourne Desk

By Don Taylor Ellie bought the desk in the 1990s. It was lovely and very old.  She enjoyed it for years before she removed the bottom right drawer and looked at the bottom. There, on the bottom of the drawer, … Continue reading

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Website Updates – August 2019

New items added to the website during August 2019. By Don Taylor Main Room Bookcase 1 – Back – Annual Reports The 1904 Scarboro Town Report now available at Digital Maine and Archive.org. Microfilm Reader New spreadsheet for Microfilm Rolls. … Continue reading

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Inventing Vacationland – Scott Andrews

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., September 8, 2019, at the Scarborough Public Library. Following a short Historical Society meeting on September 8th, Scott Andrews will present a program “Inventing Vacationland”. Maine has officially advertised itself as “Vacationland” since 1916. … Continue reading

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