Category Archives: Scottow’s Hill

Haigis, Dr. Philip

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Dr. Philip Haigis Dr. Philip Haigis, son of Peter Haigis and Ruth Hodges Haigis, was born 29 April 1916 at Foxboro, Massachusetts. After medical school at Kirksville (Missouri) College of Osteopathy, he … 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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Historical Overview – Part 2

(Page 2 of 4) Text by Mary B. Pickard Conflict/Abandonment/Resettlement (1675-1702) The first Indian attack occurred September 1675 in the upper part of Blue Point at the home of Robert Nichols and his wife. The Nichols were murdered and their … Continue reading

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