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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

From there County Road went to the meadow onto Eastern Road, part of the Eastern Trail today, then meandered up over Scottow’s Hill and down the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 2 of 4

Rail lines, roads and a pipeline across the marsh also negatively impacted the area, disturbing the hydrology, soils and natural vegetation and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

By 1959, rail freight revenues were sufficient enough to offset losses in passenger numbers and passenger service was terminated.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

There was great excitement that July when the rails of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad Company were finally connected to those of the Portland…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

However, diking and development of roads and rail lines across the marsh negatively impacted the marsh, destroying soils and natural vegetation.

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

Farmers would keep a horse and wagon for backup in case roads were impassable for an automobile. Auto racing began soon after the construction of the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

… Marsh Farmer?   Transportation Through the Years Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks People who called…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Explore the Exhibits

… "Land of Much Grass" Click to see exhibit Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway Click to see exhibit Maritime Tales: Shipyards and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 1 of 4

… parts of an old schoolhouse that had been on Ross Road, at the high school graduation in the Town Hall.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… began operations at the end of Seavey’s Landing Road in Blue Point before 1869, using the same canning process as that used for farm produce, such…

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

… Airport opened at a site off Pleasant Hill Road. Flying schools and service operations continued into the 1960s.(3) Remembrance Joseph Snow, a…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Before roads, railroad bridges and tide gates, ocean water overflowed the marsh at high tide. Boats were able to sail up the Scarborough River and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 3 of 4

A toll road across the marsh between Dunstan and Oak Hill, the Cumberland Turnpike was the first turnpike in New England. Dr.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 4 of 4

… then moved to a home at Route 1 and Scottow Hill Road where he also had his practice. He was on call seven days a week: house calls were $5.00 and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 2 of 4

… in the 1900s was Thurston & Bayley on Pine Point Road, almost across the street from Snow’s. Thurston & Bayley not only bought clams from diggers…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

… inland from the rivers and seacoast until after roads were developed in the early 1800s. Even though incorporated as a town in 1658, residents…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

… a heavy surfboat more than nine miles over muddy roads to the eastern side of Prouts Neck. Three men rowed out to the Thomas and were able to get a…

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

… Railroad Company operated horse-drawn cars on rails that ran through Scarborough and other area towns.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Marsh Artifacts

Marsh Artifacts Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900 Item 29358 infoScarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Marsh Artifacts

Marsh Artifacts Pitchfork, Scarborough, ca. 1950 Item 31058 infoScarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Marsh Artifacts

Marsh Artifacts Turf Spade, Scarborough, ca. 1850 Item 31059 infoScarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Marsh Artifacts

Marsh Artifacts Sluiceway, Scarborough, 1963 Item 31062 infoScarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Marsh Artifacts

Marsh Artifacts Bog Shoe, Scarborough, 1870 Item 31061 infoScarborough Historical Society & Museum

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

People Who Called Scarborough Home Rufus King Rufus King of Scarborough, ca. 1820Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum…