Category Archives: Places

Dunstan School – 3rd Grade – 1938

Back Row: Malcolm Dodge, Gilmore Rounds, Charlie Burnham, Melvin Williams, Mike Woods, Doug Goodrich, Jim Leary, George Merrill, Dana MorrisMiddle Row: Mary Ferrelli, June Skillings, Audrey David, Norma Eaton, Mattie Brooks, Mary StoverFront Row: Brya Morris, Dottie Grant, Alice Ferrelli, … Continue reading

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Boundry – Scarborough & Saco – 1840

Strip Application To the selectmen of the Town of Scarborough. We the undersigners, freeholders, and inhabitants of said town, respectfully request that you would call a meeting of said inhabitants of the Town aforesaid for the purpose of taking such … Continue reading

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Return of lines between the towns of Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth.

Identifier: Encapsulated Collection #28 – Roads and taxes – 10 Nov 1890 A document providing the location of the line between Scarborough and cape Elizabeth. TRANSCRIPTION: Return of lines between the towns of Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth. Having complied with … Continue reading

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SUBMITTED BY RODNEY LAUGHTON Years ago, when we needed screws, nuts, or bolts, my dad didn’t go to the hardware store. The first trip would be “down cellar” to the pan of mixed hardware. Dad would look through the assortment … Continue reading

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The Carter Farm & Water Wheel

PICTURES OF THE WEEK – 1.20.23 – The Pictures of the Week selections for 1.20.23 from the Scarborough Historical Society include one of the most unusual pictures in our collections. The picture is of a water wheel that was on … Continue reading

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Encapsulated Collection 24 – Notices

Payment to inhabitants for part of Scarboro annex to Gorham by Act of Legislature of 1864. This may certify that theAssessors of the town of ScarboroHave apportioned to the inhabitantsOf that part of Scarboro set offAnd annexed to the town … Continue reading

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The Pillsbury House

PICTURES OF THE WEEK – January 13, 2023 From the Scarborough Historical Society’s digital collections come these pictures of an early Pine Point tourist destination, the Pillsbury House, that opened its doors for lodging and shore dinners in 1875. Included … Continue reading

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An update to “Shipbuilding in Scarborough”

By Don Taylor, Historian I wrote a short article about Shipbuilding in Scarborough for the July/August 2022 issue of Owascoag Notes. In it, I included a photo of the barque Oak Hill. I also posted the article to the Historical … Continue reading

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From the Ephemera: The Clams of Scarborough

By Linda McLoon with assistance from Rodney Laughton The Clams of Scarborough “You may sing of your Providence oysters, Or boast of your roasted spring lamb, But there’s no dish or compound that ever was cooked, That comes up to … Continue reading

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Fredrick Augustus Miller (1854-1927)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Fredrick Miller. According to the information on the back of the photo Fredrick:                     Fredrick Miller   Born 1855 – Died 1927.   … Continue reading

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