Category Archives: Black Point

Black Point School – Class Photo 1879

Black Point School – Class Photo 1879  Front Row left to right: Leon Harmon, Dorothy Libby, Anna Lee, Jennie Harmon, Laura Prichard, Teacher Theresa Libby,  Lucy Lee,  Arlene Harmon, Nellie Harmon, Della Carter, Raymond Brown. Second Row:  Ora Bucky, Dollie Carter,  Isa Googins,  Florence … Continue reading

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Hunnewell House, ca. 1950

By 1647, the Massachusetts Bay Colony Court passed a law requiring settlements in the colony to support a school if their numbers of settlers was one hundred or more. In 1751, the town raised money to support a school. By … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time – Part 2

Part 2 of 4 The school system in Scarborough has seen many changes over the past 352 years. To demonstrate to you how far we have come in education, Scarborough Middle School students invite you to travel back in time … Continue reading

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A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time – Part 1

Part 1 of 4 The school system in Scarborough has seen many changes over the past 352 years. In order to demonstrate to you how far we have come in education, Scarborough Middle School students invite you to travel back … Continue reading

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Jocelyn, Henry

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Henry Jocelyn Henry Jocelyn, son of Sir Thomas Jocelyn and his second wife Theodora Cooke, was born in England in 1606. He was educated at Cambridge, receiving his degree in 1623; and … Continue reading

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Kaler-Vaill, Addie – Devoted to Community

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Addie Kaler-Vaill Addie Kaler-Vaill was born in 1878 to a well-known Scarborough family. She devoted her life to family and the community. Addie was involved with the public library, and she also … Continue reading

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Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks – Part 1 of 2

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins Scarborough has always been a place where going to sea and fishing are a part of life. At one time ships, boats, and smaller watercraft were … Continue reading

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Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society and Charlene Fenlason The first “roads” were not really roads but Indian footpaths through the woods. Generally, the trails followed firm ground rather than a direct course, avoiding swamps and hills … Continue reading

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Transportation Through the Years – Part 1 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Snow See a Red Sox game in Boston—easy, hop in your car, drive to Boston via high-speed roads, see the game, and return home the same … 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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