Updates – February 2020


1916 – USGS Map of the “Portland Quadrangle”

This map is the 1943 reprint and includes from 70° 15′ to 70° 30′W and 43° 30′ to 43° 30′N. The map includes all of Portland and Scarboro and much of Westbrook, South Portland, Old Orchard, Saco and parts of Windham, Gorham, Buxton, and Cape Elizabeth. This map is of particular interest as it shows the locations of the various railroad lines in 1916 including the various electric rails, such as the “Portland and Saco Electric,” various schools, such as the “Broad Turn School,” and places of interest such as the “Buggy Meeting House.” This map is available at Digital Maine and the USGS.



Groups of People

Libby Family Association "1933" - Howe Studios Inc, Portland, Maine - 67.16.01

Libby Family Association “1933”


Grammar School (Black Point) Graduation - c. 1906“Grammer School Graduation”
Students included, from the back row, left to right: 

  • Olive Skillings
  • Esther Bowley
  • Maud Johnson
  • Arthur Hudson
  • Ralph Johnson
  • Percy Lyons
  • Della Carter
  • Mary Hudson


Scottow’s Hill Rural School – 1921-1922

Scottow's Hill Rural School, 1921-1922 - with namesBack Row: All rows Left to Right:
Ira Milliken, Lawrence Waterhouse, Edward Nielsen, Herbert Sargent, Lawrence Storey, Herbert McPherson, Maynard Curtis, James Knox.

Middle Row: Ruth Moulton, Eleanor Robinson, Gertrude Soule, Ethel Small, Beatrice Hurrell, Olive Dew, Geneva Berry, Rita Milliken

Front Row: Robert Waterhouse, George Milliken, Irving Moulton, Linwood Prescott, Leroy Clough

Scarborough Grammar School Graduations 1933 to 1954

I added an OCRed a PDF of “Select Scarborough Grammar School Graduation Exercises – 1953-1964” – from the Rodney Laughton Collection. PDF is HERE.

Scarborough High School

SHS Class of 1929

SHS Classes from 1895 to 1987

I added an OCRed PDF of SHS (Bessey School) Graduation Exercises 1956 from the Rodney Laughton Collection. PDF is HERE.

I added an OCRed PDF of “Select SHS Graduation Exercises 1895-1987” from the Rodney Laughton Collection. PDF is HERE.

The Scarborough High School class of 1940

The Scarborough High School class of 1946 visited Washington DC on May 1, 1946. A class photo in front of the Capitol building documented the trip. 

The Scarborough High School – Class of 1965

The Scarborough High School – Class of 1978.


Higgins Beach

I added a new album to Flickr for
the Locale “Higgins Beach” and added the Higgins Beach Grill as the first item.

Locale - Higgins Beach
Postcard - Scarborough Downs - Scarborough, Maine - 2020.06.01

Scarborough Downs

I added a new Album to Flickr for the locale/business “Scarborough Downs.”


Fire Equipment

A panoramic photo of the 1964 Scarborough Fire Department equipment. The photo includes (Left to Right) Civil Defense Mobile Unit, Tank 1, Engines #7, #6, #5, Aerial (Ladder) #1, Engines #4,# 3, #2, #1, and a Rescue Unit.  Higher-quality images were posted to Digital Maine and to Flickr.


The Prince Project: Enslavement in Maine 1600-1800″ by Vana Carmona – 2 Feb 2020

Video Binder – Several years ago many of our videos, which were on VHS Tape, were converted to DVD format. Here is a listing of those videos. They are available for viewing at the Scarborough Historical Museum.

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