Author Archives: Mary Pickard

Meeting Location & Day to Change

For a trial period, January through May 2018, the Scarborough Historical Society monthly meetings will be held on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM at the Scarborough Public Library on Gorham Road, except for April when the … Continue reading

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They Answered the Call – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 by Mary Pickard Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Maine Historical Society, and Maine State Archives Letters to and from soldiers revealed concerns about the future. In a letter to her friend Gardner Waterhouse with the 7th … Continue reading

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They Answered the Call – Part 1

Text by Mary Pickard Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Maine Historical Society, and Maine State Archives To Arms! Citizens! Our Country Calls!! Come on sons of Maine! Our brethren are already in the field; why stand we here idle! Now … Continue reading

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Historical Overview – Part 4

Part 4 of 4 Text by Mary B. Pickard The Twenty-First Century Residential and commercial growth has continued into the present century. Scarborough is no longer the small town it was in the mid-1900s; it is one of the fastest … Continue reading

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Historical Overview – Part 3

Page 3 of 4 Text by Mary B. Pickard The Twentieth Century By 1902 Scarborough had electricity, and electric cars (trolleys) replaced horsecars. There was great excitement that July when the rails of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad Company were … Continue reading

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Historical Overview – Part 2

(Page 2 of 4) Text by Mary B. Pickard Conflict/Abandonment/Resettlement (1675-1702) The first Indian attack occurred September 1675 in the upper part of Blue Point at the home of Robert Nichols and his wife. The Nichols were murdered and their … Continue reading

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Historical Overview – Part 1

Scarborough: They Called it Owascoag Part 1 of 4  – Print Version Here (Pages 1-4) Text by Mary B. Pickard Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton, the Scarborough Marsh Nature Center and Broadturn Farm Unlike many neighboring towns, Scarborough … Continue reading

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