Category Archives: History

Spirits Alive Program – February 24, 2018

The Strangling Angel in Casco Bay: Epidemic Diphtheria in Coastal Maine, 1735-1750 In 1735, a new disease seized the northeast of North America. The mysterious throat distempers never achieved the notoriety of other diseases of the colonial era, but no single … Continue reading

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Spirits Alive Program – January 27, 2018

The following program hosted by Spirits Alive may be of interest. Your Father Still Fears at New England Will Be Depopulated: Mainers and the Rush for California Gold News of California gold changed the lives of everyone in Maine – … Continue reading

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“A DOLEFUL SLAUGHTER NEAR BLACK POINT”

The Battle at Moore’s Brook, Scarborough, Maine, June 29, 1677 by Sumner Hunnewell Originally published in two parts in the May 2003 and August 2003 issues of The Maine Genealogist and is published here with permission of the publisher and the author. … Continue reading

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New Library Pages

The Scarborough Historical Museum has an incredible number of books, manuscripts, and other items available to researchers at the museum.  Over the past few weeks, I have tried several different methods to catalog the books we have in one of … Continue reading

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King, Rufus – Continental Congress

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Rufus King Rufus King, the first child of Richard King and his wife Isabella Bragdon, was born 24 March 1755 in Scarborough. He was a half-brother of William and Cyrus King. After … 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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