Category Archives: Prout’s Neck

Presentation Images – Century of Conflict

On January 6th, 2019, Michael Davis gave a presentation to the Scarborough Historical Society titled “Scarborough’s Black Point – A Century of Conflict.” Below are the images of that presentation. A video of his excellent presentation is here.

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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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From the Ephemera …. 

Homer Studio Ephemera By Linda Snow McLoon With much-appreciated input from Phil von Stade & Ann Googins Ephemera refers to written or printed material that is typically expected to have only short-term usefulness and, therefore, not usually saved. I have … Continue reading

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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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Prout’s Neck: From Farm to Resort

Preface By John J. Cromie Ballston Spa, NY This work examines the gradual, early development of a summer place most noted as the home of Winslow Homer.  Yet, how does a resident of an upstate New York village become interested … 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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Homer, Winslow

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Winslow Homer – Artist Winslow Homer, landscape painter best known for his marine subjects, was born in Boston 24 February 1836 to Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Benson Homer. His mother, an … 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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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 4

Part 4 of 4 Text by Mary B. Pickard The Twenty-First Century Residential and commercial growth has continued into the present century. Scarborough is no longer the small town it was in the mid-1900s; it is one of the fastest … Continue reading

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