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King, William – Maine’s First Governor

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason William King William King, son of Richard King and Mary Black King, was born 9 February 1768 in Scarborough. When he was thirteen, William was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover for … 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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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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