Category Archives: Higgins Beach

The Villages of Scarborough

During 2011, the Scarborough Leader ran a series of articles about the various “Villages of Scarborough” which began with “Town is Rich in Village History” and was followed by 10 articles regarding various “villages” in Scarborough. These articles included the … Continue reading

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Encapsulated Scrapbook – 1884-1979

This is a collection of 42 newspaper articles that were encapsulated into a collection probably during the 1970s at the Society. It consists of articles as early as 1884 and as recent as 1979 with the majority of articles from … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time (In Scarborough)

From the Bruce Thurlow Collection Scrapbook clippings from newspapers regarding “Once Upon a Time” [in Scarborough]. The articles include newspaper images and short write-up regarding various Scarborough objects, businesses, and places. Download from the Maine State Library.

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Hotels of Scarborough

NOTE: Changes of Date, Time, and Location! This month’s Scarborough Historical Society meeting and presentation will be at 2:00 pm, January 7th, 2018, at the Scarborough Public Library. “The Hotels of Scarborough Beach and Prouts Neck” will be presented by … Continue reading

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Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks – Part 2 of 2

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins (Part 1 Here) Shipwrecks Scarborough’s coastline has three extensive beaches: Higgins, Scarborough, and Pine Point. There are ledges, however, around Prouts Neck, Bluff and Stratton Islands (now … 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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