Category Archives: Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Memories & Pleasant Hill Hose Company History

Scarborough, Maine 1920s to 1950s By A. Elwood Willey Walpole, Mass. For Scarborough Historical Society and public use with customary credit to the author Pleasant Hill is a place located in the Eastern part of Scarborough bordering the South Portland … Continue reading

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Beech Hill School, ca. 1879

This was a District 1 school located on the Pleasant Hill Road and Fogg Road intersection. It operated from 1790 to 1940. It later became a shed at the Prouts Neck Country Club.

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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 4 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Snow Automobiles and Fire Trucks Automobiles George Robinson of Pleasant Hill was the first year-round resident of Scarborough to own an automobile. It was a 1905 Rambler. … Continue reading

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Transportation Through the Years – Part 3 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Sno Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland Airport, was dedicated on 28 and 29 September 1928. An air … Continue reading

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Historical Overview – Part 3

Page 3 of 4 Text by Mary B. Pickard The Twentieth Century By 1902 Scarborough had electricity, and electric cars (trolleys) replaced horsecars. There was great excitement that July when the rails of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad Company were … Continue reading

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