Author Archives: Don Taylor

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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Photos – Organizations – First Aid Class

Photo Box 2 Folder: Organizations – First Aid Classes Photos are below this table.  Hover the individual photo to see its title.  Title – Comment Accession # First Aid Class – ca. 1910 Taken at New Wayland – Dunstan GrangersFront … Continue reading

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Photos – Organizations – WW2 Ground Observers & Posts

Photo Box 2 Folder: Organizations – WW2 Ground Observers & Posts Photos are below this table.  Hover the individual photo to see its title.  Title (Comment) Accession # WWII Observers – Val Krijanovsky in center 90.45.1k WWII Observers – Mildred … Continue reading

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Website Updates – July 2019

New items added to the website during July 2019. By Don Taylor Main Room Bookcase 1 – Back – Annual Reports I posted the Scarboro Annual Report for 1896 to Archive.org and updated the Annual Reports Page. I posted the … Continue reading

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Government – Town Hall

Images of the various Scarborough Town Halls including: The Original (Oldest) Town Hall The Previous (Old) Town Hall — Located at Oak Hill, Built about 1883 – It housed the high school for several years. New Town Hall

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Government – Fire Department Images

Accession # Description 89.9.1860 Pleasant Hill Hose | C. Libbey 2017.56.02 Pine Point Volunteer Fire Co., Pine Point, ME, August 1938 2017.51.05 Rescue Unit | Doctor Philip Haigis, Frank Slipp, Clayton Urquhart, Percey Gower, Leon Lary, Ross Sherwood | 1952 … Continue reading

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