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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass"

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Acts and Resolves of the Legislature of Maine.
------“An Act to Establish a Corporation for the Purpose of Diking a Certain Tract of
Marsh in the Towns of Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough.” Chapter 174, 1821
------ “An Act to Incorporate the Cumberland Dyke Company.” Chapter 451, 1870
------ “An Act to Incorporate the Little River Dyking Company.” Chapter 533, 1871
------ “An Act to Incorporate the Southgate Dyking Company.” Chapter 223, 1876

Boothby Papers. A collection of diking corporation meeting minutes and notes recorded by George Boothby. (1870s). Scarborough Historical Society archives

Cumberland County Registry of Deeds. Book 100, page 571.

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Fogg, John D. “Recollections of a Salt Marsh Farmer.” Seabrook, New Hampshire: Historical Society of Seabrook, New Hampshire, 1983.

Fogg, John D., and Anne Bridges. “Salt Marsh Dykes as a Factor in Eastern Maine Agriculture.” Maine Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 21. No. 4. Spring, 1982

Hodgdon, Frank. “Scarborough the Way It Was.” The Current, 18 November 2004

Karr, Paul, and Jeff Clark. “Oasis of Wilderness.” Down East, September 1995

Lamson-Scribner, F. “Grasses of a Salt Marsh.” Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895.

Moulton, Augustus. Grandfather Tales of Scarborough. Katahdin Publishing Co., 1925

Robinson, Brian. “An Inter-tidal Survey of the Scarborough Marsh.” (Copy of article provided by B. Robinson.)

Sebold, Kimberly. “Transforming the Garden of the Sea; The Individual Place in the Manipulation of the Scarborough Marsh.”

Snow, John. Secrets of a Salt Marsh. Portland, Maine: Guy Gannet Publishing Co., 1980

Van Cott, Leslie. “A Brief Scarborough Nature Center History.” Audubon Nature Center Collection, 5 May 1983.

Wilson, Emily. “Marsh People.” Salt Magazine, No. 45