Category Archives: Oak Hill

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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Oak Hill School (Original)

This original Oak Hill School was also called The Longfellow School by many older residents. This picture was taken the last day of school, June 23, 1905. It is now part of the Nickerson House located on Route 1 across … Continue reading

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Bessey School

“In the mid 1920’s, the ever growing population in Scarborough created the need for a new high school. The school is shown under construction in 1926. It became known simply as Scarborough High School until 1954, when it was renamed for … Continue reading

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The White School

Commonly called the White School, because of its color, this building was erected in 1905 at Oak Hill four corners. It was the first school specifically built for High School classes. Originally grammar school classes were held on the first … 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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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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Litchfield, Lewis L. – Station Agent & Hobbyist

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Lewis Litchfield Lewis Litchfield, station agent for the Boston & Maine Railroad in the early 1900s, was born in 1871. He was a station agent first at Pine Point and later at … 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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