|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.
|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.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard J. Nagle - Site Creator and Administrator
|All rights reserved.
|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.
|This website is dedicated to my wonderful wife,
Lynn M. Nagle, who will be forever missed.
March 27,1959 - September 17, 2006
|Thank you for your continued interest. On June 18, the
site logged it's 176,000th page view.
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|LAST UPDATED: JUNE 18
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PICTURES ADDED INCLUDING READING STATION BEING BUILT IN 1901, BITTLE'S DAM IN 1906,
MOTZER'S BAKERY IN 1880, SAINT JOHN STREET IN 1932 AND HOMES ON CENTRE AVENUE
CRIME PAGE: NEW STORIES FROM THE LATE 1950s JUST ADDED INCLUDING:
A 1958 BIO ON CHIEF OF POLICE LORIN HONICKER, "BUTCH" REED'S CAR STOLEN AND REPAINTED, A WILD CHASE IN
TOWN AND ANOTHER THAT RESULTS IN SHOTS FIRED AND A THEFT RESULTS IN A WRECK
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW PICTURES FROM THE 1936 AND 1937 YEARBOOKS JUST ADDED INCLUDING PICTURES
OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ADDITION TO THE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1937
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR MAY 1913 WITH STORIES INCLUDING: BAND CARNIVAL HELD IN TOWN, COUNCIL
NOTES INCLUDING FIREWORKS BAN, SCHOOL NOTES AND SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BASEBALL TEAM DISBANDS
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:
PAGE JUST REVAMPED FOR EASIER VIEWING. NEW STORIES INCLUDE: NEW "SEA WAVE" RIDE AT THE RUN, WOMAN
ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IN UPPER DAM IN 1911 AND READING COMPANY BUYS BROKHOFF FARM
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:
NEW ARTICLES INCLUDE THE TOWN'S FIRST BLACKOUT AND A RUBBER DRIVE THAT COLLECTS OVER TWELVE TONS
FOR THE WAR EFFORT. THREE SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN MAKE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
FIRES PAGE: STORIES JUST ADDED INCLUDE:
THE BIG 1960 EASTER MORNING FIRE THAT DESTROYED A HALF BLOCK ON WEST MAIN STREET, A FIRE IN THE
DOWNTOWN AND ANOTHER IN A VACANT HOME. SIX GREAT PICTURES FROM THE 1925 175TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE
SHOW THE RAINBOW AND LIBERTY ENGINES AND MEMBERS IN THE PARADE
BUSINESS PAGE: NEW FEATURE ARTICLES FROM 1947 WITH INTERESTING DETAILS JUST ADDED:
H. J. DOHNER SONS SHOE STORE, PARRIS LAZOS CANDY KITCHEN, PARKWAY RESTAURANT AND LEWIS DRIESBACH
CAR DEALERSHIP. ALSO ADDED ARE PERIOD ADS FROM THE CALL NEWSPAPER
CIVIL WAR PAGE: MINUTES OF THE JERE HELMS G. A. R. POST FROM 1898 THROUGH 1903 JUST PUBLISHED.
MINUTES INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF TRAMP SOLDIERS, MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, THE LAMENTING OF THE DWINDLING
NUMBER OF MEMBERS AND THE FUNERAL OF MAJOR SAMUEL A. LOSCH
THE MINUTES FROM THESE YEARS ARE DETAILED AND INCLUDE INTERESTING FACTS AND MENTION MANY VETERANS
FROM SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW STORIES FROM THE 1950s JUST ADDED INCLUDING: LIGHTNING STRIKES THE AVENUES,
CHILD HIT ON MAIN STREET, PAPER BOY CRASHES INTO LEWIS' WINDOW, PIPE PINS MAN TO HIS CAR UNGER'S
DELIVERY TRUCK GOES DRIVERLESS AND HUMMEL BUICK HAS AN UNWELCOME VISITOR
HISTORY PAGE: A PLANE CRASHES ABOVE WILLOW LAKE KILLING THE PILOT IN 1945, FRANCIS MULLINS KILLED
IN ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 122 AND EUGENE HOLZER KILLED IN ACCIDENT AT ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT. LIBRARY
COMMITTEE PLANS NEW BUILDING AT SAINT JOHN AND UNION STREETS
NEW STORIES FROM THE READING RAILROAD JUST ADDED: ANOTHER UNION STREET CROSSING ACCIDENT, GATES
TO BE INSTALLED AT ALL THREE TOWN CROSSINGS, FREIGHT TRACK REMOVED AT MAIN STREET AND A BATTLE TO
MAINTAIN THE RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY IS FOUGHT AND WON
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: STORY OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CEMETERY IN
1854 JUST ADDED WITH MANY INTERESTING DETAILS. NEW HEADSTONES TO BE ADDED IN SPRING.
LANDMARKS PAGE: FORMER LOCATIONS OF SEVERAL OLD BUSINESSES IN TOWN AND THE REMAINS OF THE
LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD JUST ADDED
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE:
THE READING COMPANY DONATES THE ENTIRE CANAL PROPERTY TO THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA IN 1946
FOUR NEW PHOTOS OF CANAL REMAINS NEAR SCHUYLKILL HAVEN JUST ADDED
NOW OVER 1000 PHOTOS THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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