Category Archives: Government & Services

FROM THE EPHEMERA. . . CARING FOR PAUPERS

— BY LINDA SNOW MCLOON The social safety net that existed in earlier times in Scarborough was organized much differently than what we recognize today. Before Social Security and other ways of providing relief for people in need, a system … Continue reading

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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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First Scarborough Town Council – 1970

SCARBOROUGH HISTORY PICTURE OF THE WEEKJanuary 6, 2023 As we enter the new year of 2023, the Scarborough Historical Society will be providing a “Picture of the Week” on various topics and periods in Scarborough’s rich history on the Facebook … Continue reading

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Town Annual Reports

By Becky Delaware If you enjoy local history, town annual reports are a great source of information. The earliest Scarborough reports date from the 1850s. Those from the 1880s on are the most common; however, the earlier the report, the … Continue reading

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Updates July 2022

Books Available Online I added a link to Sylvester, Herbert Milton, The Sokoki Trail (1907) – “The Romance of Black Point” Businesses I added the 1970 Scarborough Business Directory – by Scarborough Jaycees Education Grammer Schools I digitized, OCRed, and … Continue reading

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Updated Scarborough Annual Reports

Under the Scarborough Annual Reports, I added the 1956 Annual Report. In 1956, the Town of Scarborough began separating the “Warrant for the Town Meeting” from being a part of the Annual Report to being a separate publication. The “Warrant … Continue reading

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Scarboro Annual Warrant – 1821

To Joshua Libby one of the Constables of the Town of Scarboro Greetings You are hereby required in the name of the State of Maine to summon and notify the freeholders and other inhabitants of the said town qualifyed by … Continue reading

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Election Warrant – 21 Oct 1820

To Joshua Libby one of the Constables of the town of Scarborough Greeting   You are hereby required in the name of the State of Maine to notify and warn the inhabitants of the said town of Scarborough duly qualified … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago – Scarborough Annual Report – 1921

By Don Taylor Vital Records The Town Reports provide a snapshot looking into the past. I find the Town Clerk’s Report particularly interesting for 1920-1921. The number of deaths reported in 1918 and 1919 were higher than the births. I’m … Continue reading

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Encapsulated Scrapbook – 1884-1979

This is a collection of 42 newspaper articles that were encapsulated into a collection probably during the 1970s at the Society. It consists of articles as early as 1884 and as recent as 1979 with the majority of articles from … Continue reading

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