Author Archives: Don Taylor

The Danish Village

The Danish Village (Den Danske Landsby) was one of the first motels in the United States. Located on US Route 1 in Scarborough,  this unique motel was a replica of a little medieval Danish Town.  Each unit consisted of one … Continue reading

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The King Trunk – 6 October 2019

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., October 6, 2019, at the Scarborough Public Library. Following a short Historical Society meeting on September 8th, Becky Delaware will talk about the contents of the King Trunk, a gem from the collection of … Continue reading

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The Old Kilbourn Home – 19 August 1928

The August 19, 1928, issue of the Portland, Maine, newspaper included an article, “Built in Revolutionary Days Old Kilbourn Home at Scarboro Stands Like Monument to Past.” The original was quite difficult to read, so Scarborough historian Rodney Laughton transcribed … Continue reading

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The Kilbourne Desk

By Don Taylor Ellie bought the desk in the 1990s. It was lovely and very old.  She enjoyed it for years before she removed the bottom right drawer and looked at the bottom. There, on the bottom of the drawer, … Continue reading

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Website Updates – August 2019

New items added to the website during August 2019. By Don Taylor Main Room Bookcase 1 – Back – Annual Reports The 1904 Scarboro Town Report now available at Digital Maine and Archive.org. Microfilm Reader New spreadsheet for Microfilm Rolls. … Continue reading

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Inventing Vacationland – Scott Andrews

Scarborough Historical Society Meeting, 2:00 p.m., September 8, 2019, at the Scarborough Public Library. Following a short Historical Society meeting on September 8th, Scott Andrews will present a program “Inventing Vacationland”. Maine has officially advertised itself as “Vacationland” since 1916. … Continue reading

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Photos – Organizations – First Aid Class

Photo Box 2 Folder: Organizations – First Aid Classes Photos are below this table.  Hover the individual photo to see its title.  Title – Comment Accession # First Aid Class – ca. 1910 Taken at New Wayland – Dunstan GrangersFront … Continue reading

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Photos – Organizations – WW2 Ground Observers & Posts

Photo Box 2 Folder: Organizations – WW2 Ground Observers & Posts Photos are below this table.  Hover the individual photo to see its title.  Title (Comment) Accession # WWII Observers – Val Krijanovsky in center 90.45.1k WWII Observers – Mildred … Continue reading

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Website Updates – July 2019

New items added to the website during July 2019. By Don Taylor Main Room Bookcase 1 – Back – Annual Reports I posted the Scarboro Annual Report for 1896 to Archive.org and updated the Annual Reports Page. I posted the … Continue reading

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Thank You Flaherty Farms & Greenhouses!

Flowers for our window boxes and watering trough this year were generously donated by Flaherty Farms & Greenhouses. When you stop by Flaherty’s, please remember to mention them. Photos by Don Taylor

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