Category Archives: Places in Scarborough

William Graffam – Puzzle Editor

William H. Graffam (1853-1934) Puzzle Editor of West Scarborough, Maine By Larry Glatz of (East) Scarborough, Maine — 31 August 2022 For most who knew him locally, William Henry Graffam was a successful grocer and sometime postmaster at Dunstan’s Corner … Continue reading

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Old Houses in Scarborough – 89-9307

Henry Jocelyn’s at Ferry Rock. A cheerful air hath this house, tis here come night, that the gentlemen do assemble for to sip mulled wine, spiced and tasty, or to drink deep draughts of warm ale, feasting on carroway comfits, … Continue reading

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Men of Scarborough – 89-9305

Henry Jocelyn, gentleman-this name in our records for a half-century typifies shat English character in its best light. Most of the records of the Province of New Somersetshire are in his hand. Derived of ancient lineage, the fifth surviving son … Continue reading

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Alice Jocelyn’s Thimble

In 1653 Alice Jocelyn sailed from Richman’s Island in the Fellowship, bound for Boston, as ’twas forecast to fetch her marriage gear.’ On her second day of shopping who should she come face to face with, but her good old … Continue reading

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Naming the Two Rod Road

FROM THE EPHEMERA….          By Linda Snow McLoon There are a number of ways various roadways in Scarborough got their names. In early times, roads were often named after a family who lived on the road – the Fogg Road, … Continue reading

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70.14.17j1 – Letter – re The Meeting House 2nd Parish

Tilton Letter 70.14.17j1 – Re: The Meeting House 2nd Parish (20 pages). Also available: The Original Typewritten Transcript The Original Handwritten Letter Text The Meeting House 2nd Parish in Scarboro, was a large building . I know not it’s dimensions … Continue reading

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Ship-Building in Scarborough

Did You Know…. Ship-Building in Scarborough             By Don Taylor, Historian Did you know ships were built in Scarborough during the latter part of the eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century; Many were small, but in the … Continue reading

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Oak Hill School – Second Grade – Sep 1941

Transcribed Text of “Oak Hill School, Sep 1941 – 2nd Grade – (back).jpeg” Back Row    —  Gwendolyn Mucci Lela May Manter Joan McKeen Marion Harmon Betty White Virginia McLaughlin Calista Pooler Caroline Olsen Georgianna Martin Second Row      … Continue reading

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SAVING SCARBOROUGH’S LAST DISTRICT SCHOOL

By Linda Snow McLoon Before there were big yellow school busses, school children in Scarborough for the most part walked to school. To keep the distances from their homes doable, back in the 1800s Scarborough had over a dozen one-room … Continue reading

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The Villages of Scarborough – Oak Hill

By Becky Delaware Continuing our series about the villages of Scarborough. . .The Oak Hill area has undergone many changes over the years. Readers are invited to contribute information the writer may have overlooked. Many think of Oak Hill as … Continue reading

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