Category Archives: Places in Scarborough

Letter from Dorothy Evens to Helen Lamb postmarked Aug 31, 1939.

[This is a letter from “Dotty” (at the Atlantic House and Cottages, Scarborough Beach, Maine,) to “Grammy” (Miss Helen Lamb, Gorham Maine R.F.D. #2. The letter was postmarked Aug 31, 1939, Scarborough, Maine at 3 PM.] Transcription Hi! “Grammy”, How’s … Continue reading

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Bill satisfied – 29 Dec 1877 – for work at a Pine Point hotel

Portland   Dec 29 1877 Mr. O. G. Robinson                         To Migiel Levesque Jr 1877 Octo 15 to 15 bushels [?]                                   5.25               “                     Carting                            1.00 Dec 1st   “  Plastering 3078 yds 6c                   184.68                         Patching                                       2.00 … Continue reading

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The Wreck of the Sagamore

By Linda McLoon* It was snowing on Saturday evening, January 24, 1934, when the steel freighter, Sagamore, left Portland Harbor, bound for Boston with a hold filled mainly with large bolts of woolen material and oilcloth. The storm had intensified … Continue reading

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The Villages of Scarborough

During 2011, the Scarborough Leader ran a series of articles about the various “Villages of Scarborough” which began with “Town is Rich in Village History” and was followed by 10 articles regarding various “villages” in Scarborough. These articles included the … 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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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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Locales – Scarborough Beach

Articles: Scarborough Beach Newspaper Articles in the Scarborough Beach Locale Folder. Beach Property Beach Property Offered To Town  For $150,000 History Notes Safety Plays Major Role — 1984 Scarborough Beach Newspaper Articles. Includes: Scarborough Council Votes To Buy Prout’s Neck … Continue reading

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Fire – Jocelyn Hotel – 27 July 1909

PORTLAND EVENING EXPRESS        Tuesday, July 27, 1909                               Price Two Cents Transcription by Linda McLoon $100,000 FIRE PROUTS NECK       Joscelyn Hotel is in Ashes All Guests Escape in Safety with Their Personal Effects Googins Home and Plant Destroyed The … 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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Four “Old Timers” talk about Coal Kiln Corner

On April 18, 2019, four “old timers,” Roger Delaware, Bert Cox, Clay Skillings and Wayne Chick talked about the neighborhood and people who lived in the Coal Kiln Corner area of Scarborough, Maine during the 1960s. Roger both lived in … Continue reading

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