Category Archives: Dunstan

Southgate, Dr. Robert

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Dr. Robert Southgate – Doctor, Lawyer, Judge Robert Southgate: doctor, lawyer, judge, gentleman farmer, and businessman. According to family tradition, in 1771 Dr. Robert Southgate rode into Dunstan on horseback with all … Continue reading

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Uphannum – “Indian Jane”

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Indian Jane – Jane Hannup Uphannum was the daughter of Wackwarreska, Sagamore of Owascoag, and his wife Nagasqua. To early settlers she was familiarly known as Indian Jane, Jane the Indian or … Continue reading

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King, Richard – Dunstan Settler

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Richard King Richard King, born in 1718 in Boston, settled in the Dunstan Landing area of Scarborough in 1746 after selling property in Watertown, Massachusetts where he’d had a successful timber exporting … 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 2 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Sno Trolleys: The Electrics Come to Town As trains transported people and freight to Portland, Boston and beyond, the trolleys provided easy mobility within the Greater … 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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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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