- Item 31713 - J.P. Wiggin, Scarborough, ca. 1895
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- Item 31713
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John Wiggin of Scarborough lived with his cats in his three-room store, located across the street from the entrance to the Black Point Inn. He called his store "Hotel de Wiggin," poking fun at the upscale hotels in Prout's Neck. The store catered to summer residents, supplying items from ice cream to lobsters. You could also rent many items like dories, fishing poles, bicycles. The children loved him as he often entertained them by dancing and telling stories.Show Details
Before he opened his store he was the postmaster for Scarborough and also station master at Oak Hill railroad station. He died in 1904.