Category Archives: Dunstan

Dunstan School (Built 1923)

This school was built by Earl Leary about 1923. It had two classrooms and a stage where the kindergarten students met. It served the Dunstan area until the 1940s when a larger building was needed. It was torn down in … 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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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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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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