One hundred years ago, one of these
four views may have been how you
entered Schuylkill Haven.  Clockwise
from the upper left image is: the
trolley entering town from Pottsville
to the north , Center Avenue how it
would have appeared entering the
town in a horse and wagon, the
Pennsylvania Railroad station on
Haven Street and the Reading
Railroad station on Main Street.
Welcome to the Schuylkill Haven History Web Page.  This web page was created on January 1,
2007 due to my life long interest in the history of our town.  It is being presented with as much
accuracy as possible from the sources where the information is obtained.  The site is a work in
progress with changes and additions occurring regularly. Enjoy your visit and feel free to send
your comments and suggestions.  If you have pictures or information you would like to share,
contact me at:             richardjnagle@schuylkillhavenhistory.com
Richard J. Nagle - Site Creator and Administrator
The website consists of twenty different pages at the present time, each offering information within a
distinct topic.  Each page is in a different stage of progress and will be updated with new information and
images at varying paces.  Navigation on the site is done simply by clicking on any blue bar.
Schuylkill Haven History
Welcome to a view into the past....
Note: Click on each picture
here and on many throughout
the site and you will have a
larger view. Clicking on it
again to zoom in, may increase
clarity and expose greater
detail in the picture.
All rights reserved.
This website is dedicated to my wonderful wife,
Lynn M. Nagle, who will be forever missed.




March 27,1959 - September 17, 2006
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LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 20
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PHOTOS OF PENNSY RAILROAD CUT, CONNORS CROSSING CANAL LOCKS, OLD GROCERY
STORES AND SEVERAL OTHER INTERESTING IMAGES
ALL ARE FROM THE LEE BECKER COLLECTION
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: 1895 ARTICLES ON A NEW
POST OFFICE LOCATION, AN ISSUE AT THE ALMSHOUSE AND THE NEW GRACE EVANGELICAL CHURCH IS DEDICATED.  
IN 1919, SOUTH WARD TO GET A NEW PLAYGROUND, CANAL BED IS BEING FILLED IN AND THE GAME AND FISH
ASSOCIATION STOCKS PHEASANTS AND IN 1927 THE NEW ST. AMBROSE SCHOOL BEGINS CONSTRUCTION
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING POSSIBLE ENLARGEMENT NEEDED AT NEW HIGH SCHOOL
IN 1919, ATHLETIC FIELD USED AS DUMP AND HARVEST HOME IN THE NORTH WARD SCHOOL GONE WRONG IN 1927 AND
IN 1934 THE CIVIL WORKS ADMINISTRATION ENLARGES THE ATHLETIC FIELD
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES HAS JUST BEEN ADDED FROM 1919 INCLUDING ICE CREAM THIEVES,
AUTO THEFT, DEMAND FOR AN EXPERT STATE TROOPER AND OTHER NUISANCES IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
RAILROADS PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ON THE TROLLEYS SECTION ADDED INCLUDING: SERVICE ISSUES TO
ORWIGSBURG AND POTTSVILLE, A COLLISION WITH A TEAM, A NEW TAX FOR THE BOROUGH AND SEVERAL OTHER
INTERESTING NEWS BLURBS
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES FROM THE HEIGHT OF THE DEPRESSION ADDED INCLUDING: HOFFMAN MILL AT
FULL CAPACITY, CLAUSER STORE REMODELS, EBINGER IRON WORKS COMES TO TOWN, MERCHANTS HOLD RAFFLE
FOR FREE AUTO AND EARL STOYER OFFERS FREE MOVIES AND REMODELS HIS SHOW ROOM
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: LETTERS HOME FROM HAVEN SOLDIER BOYS IN FRANCE AND A
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AVIATOR APPEARS IN A WAR FILM PUT OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO ADDED INCLUDING AEROPLANE VISITS TOWN, A DEAD MAN
ARISES, A MAILBOX GOES FOR A RIDE, TOWN CLOCK GOES AWRY, FLU EPIDEMIC STILL EFFECTS A FAMILY, COASTERS
RULE THE STREETS AND "LUKE" THE DOG TAKES A FALL
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JULY 1919 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL GIVING
A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
FIRES PAGE:  A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM BETWEEN 1918 AND 1919  INCLUDING DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE
ROLLER RINK FIRE, FIRE PREVENTION DAY IS HELD, A FIRE AT THE ALMSHOUSE "PIGGERY" AND A ROMAN CANDLE
GOES AWRY
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS DAY ON THE CEMETERY
AND IMPROVEMENTS MADE AT BOTH UNION AND JERUSALEM CEMETERY.  BURIAL RECORDS UP TO 1996 ARE NOW
ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  JUST ADDED ARE A SET OF MAPS OF THE TUMBLING RUN RESORT DURING ITS PEAK WITH
A DETAILED LOOK AT THE LOCATIONS OF ALL THE BUILDINGS. ANOTHER GROUPING OF NEW IMAGES OF THE RESORT  
HAS ALSO JUST BEEN ADDED.  
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE A SERIES OF PHOTOS FROM A VISIT TO NETHERLANDS AMERICAN
CEMETERY IN OCTOBER 2017 WITH MY SON AND A RETURN VISIT TO THAT CEMETERY, THE ARDENNES AMERICAN
CEMETERY AND THE HENRI-CHAPELLE CEMETERY, BOTH IN BELGIUM, WITH MY WIFE THIS YEAR.  EACH IS THE FINAL
RESTING PLACE OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN KILLED IN WORLD WAR TWO
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  NEW OBITUARIES OF VETERANS LEWIS NOECKER, THOMAS LUCKENS, LIVINGSTON SAYLOR AND
ADAM LLOYD JUST ADDED TO THE PAGE
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING THE INTERESTING OBITUARY FOR LOCK
TENDER JOHN BOUSSUM, LOW WATER FROM DROUGHT IN 1841, A RIOT BY BOATMEN IN TOWN, A MOTHER AND CHILD
SAVED FROM DROWNING IN THE CANAL AND SHIPPING COAL ON THE CANAL GETS BUSIER

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