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Historical Items

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Item 29392

Fred M. Newcomb Store, Scarborough, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 29405

Clam Diggers at Fishermen's Cove, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Postcard

Item 31714

Dory with Twin Girls, Scarborough, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide; transparency

Exhibits

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Timeline of Events

Timeline of Events   Watch movie about Scarborough's MCHP experience October 2008 Scarborough Team begins monthly meetings to explore grant…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

Lindbergh did visit Scarborough Airport that day, but via a motorcade on his way to Portland. A year later, he made his historic solo Atlantic…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

… Trolley Car Era, Scarborough, Maine 1903-1932 (Scarborough Historical Society, 2006) 2.Susan Dudley Gold, ed., Scarborough at 350:Linking the Past…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima