Author Archives: Bruce Thurlow

Scarborough Marsh: “Land of Much Grass” – Part 1

Part 1 of 3 Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Friends of the Scarborough Marsh, Maine Audubon  and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. To the Sokokis Indians, the area we call the Scarborough Marsh was known as … Continue reading

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Transportation Through the Years – Part 4 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Snow Automobiles and Fire Trucks Automobiles George Robinson of Pleasant Hill was the first year-round resident of Scarborough to own an automobile. It was a 1905 Rambler. … Continue reading

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Transportation Through the Years – Part 3 of 4

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Joseph W. Sno Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland Airport, was dedicated on 28 and 29 September 1928. An air … 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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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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