Author Archives: Linda Snow-McLoon

From the Ephemera: The Clams of Scarborough

By Linda McLoon with assistance from Rodney Laughton The Clams of Scarborough “You may sing of your Providence oysters, Or boast of your roasted spring lamb, But there’s no dish or compound that ever was cooked, That comes up to … Continue reading

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Remembering Dorothy Shaw Libbey

By Linda Snow McLoon Over the years a number of individuals have made major contributions toward preserving Scarborough’s history, but no one has done more toward saving our past for future generations than Dorothy Shaw Libbey. Long before she and … Continue reading

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Naming the Two Rod Road

FROM THE EPHEMERA….          By Linda Snow McLoon There are a number of ways various roadways in Scarborough got their names. In early times, roads were often named after a family who lived on the road – the Fogg Road, … Continue reading

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SAVING SCARBOROUGH’S LAST DISTRICT SCHOOL

By Linda Snow McLoon Before there were big yellow school busses, school children in Scarborough for the most part walked to school. To keep the distances from their homes doable, back in the 1800s Scarborough had over a dozen one-room … Continue reading

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Historical Society Unveils Laughton History Table

By Linda Snow McLoon The doors of the Scarborough Historical Society and Museum have been closed during a long pandemic, but with so many people now vaccinated, beginning Saturday, November 13 visitors who are safely masked are once again welcome … Continue reading

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From the Ephemera. . .

By Linda Snow McLoon Early Scarborough merchants often had elaborate letterheads for their businesses. These three competing retailers did business in Dunstan, where they offered a wide range of inventory to their customers.               … Continue reading

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Coast Watch Newspaper’s News Index

                                                       By Linda Snow McLoon  Beginning in the latter part of the 19th century, a local weekly newspaper served Scarborough residents by bringing them local news from the various villages in the town. At a time before most residents … Continue reading

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From the Ephemera

By Linda Snow McLoon Pine Point School District #8 When the Boston & Maine Railroad added its new route from North Berwick to Portland in 1872, its plan was for the tracks to cross the Pine Point marshes and the … Continue reading

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General Lafayette’s Visit to Scarborough

by Linda Snow McLoon The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French aristocrat and military officer who came to the aid of the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. He developed a friendship with George Washington, who put him in … Continue reading

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A High School Comes to Scarborough

By Linda Snow McLoon Introduction It’s common knowledge that going back to early times Scarborough had over a dozen one-room district schools that offered children a grammar school education. But because no one seems to know much about when Scarborough … Continue reading

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