Author Archives: Rodney Laughton

Beech Ridge School Update

By Rodney Laughton With the schoolhouse on its new foundation, plans were to begin structural restoration this spring. The viral pandemic has set those plans back a bit. However, in February, Robbie Alden of Alden Joinery was able to spend … Continue reading

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Arguments of Men of Scarboro at Augusta

[Transcription of a letter to the editor, ca. 1902] To the Editor of the Argus:      I was much interested in the arguments of the men of Scarboro at Augusta yesterday, as to what the electric road could and … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge School

STOP! Save The Old Place! What old place? The Beech Ridge schoolhouse. The Scarborough Historical Society is committed to preserving and sharing the town’s history and artifacts and its unique role in history. The recent acquisition of the Beech Ridge … Continue reading

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The Reanimation of John Hasty – Scarborough 1798

[Ed note: I was recently at a Genealogy meeting and a friend, Nancy Wilson Latham, mentioned that she had come across an article on Genealogy Bank about a Scarborough resident who almost died from drowning in 1798, but was “reanimated” … Continue reading

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Bessey School

“In the mid 1920’s, the ever growing population in Scarborough created the need for a new high school. The school is shown under construction in 1926. It became known simply as Scarborough High School until 1954, when it was renamed for … Continue reading

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