Author Archives: Don Taylor

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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Elizabeth Fickett Shaw (1855-1901)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Elizabeth Fickett Shaw. According to the information provided with the photo of Elizabeth, she: Family Search has profile KCH5-V82 for Elizabeth A Fickett (1863-1901). Ancestry has 37 public trees that refer to Elizabeth … Continue reading

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BEECH RIDGE SCHOOL UPDATE

December 2022 Restoration of the 1800s one-room schoolhouse at 184 Holmes Road, Scarborough, continues.   The front portico that was removed early in the restoration process has been rebuilt, and two new entrance doors have been installed.  These are wooden doors … 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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Susan Sawyer Todd (1859-1891)

The museum recently received a wonderful photo of Susan Sawyer Todd. According to the information with the photo: Susan Sawyer Todd Nana Dorothy Shaw’s Mother 1859-1891 (32 yrs old) Birth mother to Dorothy Miller Shaw Other Information about Susan Sawyer … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Suggestion

Need dinner ideas? Looking for something to bring to a holiday potluck? Want to explore the history of Scarborough?  Scarborough Fare is a collection of recipes contributed by members and friends of the Scarborough Historical Society, history scattered throughout. $18.00. … 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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Cleaning Gravestones and Monuments

By Don Taylor Cleaning an ancestor’s marker, the marker of a veteran, or even the marker of a person you don’t know but see their monument is looking bad, can be a great source of accomplishment and pride. It is … Continue reading

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Updates October 2022

In October 2022, the following items were added to the website: Organizations 12th Maine Regiment (Civil War) Twenty-seventh Reunion of the 12th  Maine Regiment – Dunstan, 10 September 1908. I added a photo of the West Scarborough Methodist Church (circa 1928). … Continue reading

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12th Maine Regiment (Civil War)

A transcript of the first page of a 1908 flyer for the Twelfth Maine Regimental Association. It mentions how to get to Dunstan via the electrics. There is also a link to a digital copy of the document that includes … Continue reading

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