2012-03-16 / Community

A Window on the Past

Do you remember Sagadahoc Farms?
By Kathryn DiPhilippo South Portland Historical Society

Readers who have any photos or information about Sagadahoc Farm. (Courtesy photos) Readers who have any photos or information about Sagadahoc Farm. (Courtesy photos) The historical society has had some great connections with people calling and e-mailing with new information about the subjects of some of our recent columns. We will include some of that information in upcoming features, but for now we hope to ask readers again for their help in learning more about a former South Portland business; Sagadahoc Farms.

What we do know about this Main Street farm is that it was a dairy farm located close to, and a bit overlapping, the city border with Scarborough, near the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road. The accompanying photograph was found in a 1920s scrapbook at the society and we are so pleased to find this record of the look of the farm and field. Unfortunately, the person who made the scrapbook cut out only the photograph and its caption, so we don’t have an exact date and there is no indication of which newspaper the photo ran in. The caption does identify the location as South Portland and also indicates that the farm was the site for the Annual Field Day of the Maine Holstein Breeders Association.

If any reader has knowledge of this farm, or anything related to it such as photographs, invoices, or any other materials, please contact the society at 767-7299 or sphist oricalsociety@maine.rr.com.

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