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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Thank you for your continued interest. On April 21, the
site logged it's 294,000th page view.
LAST UPDATED:  APRIL 30
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1966 AND 1967 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS JUST ADDED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES JUST ADDED INCLUDING THE RAILROAD BRIDGE NORTH OF THE ISLAND,
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH AND THE NORTH WARD SCHOOL IN 1906 AND BUSINESSES OF THE PAST
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR APRIL 1916 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING THREE YEAR OLDS COMMANDEER A KIDDIE CAR, CUBAN ITCH HITS
TOWN, CRESSONA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' WAGON GETS TOSSED, A BABY IS FOUND IN BOWEN'S GROVE AND A LARGE
GRAY FOX MEETS HIS NEMESIS
BUSINESSES PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM  JUST ADDED INCLUDING: PROBLEMS WITH COAL WASHERIES IN 1899, A
NEW SHOE FACTORY AND A REOPENED ROLLING MILL IN 1913 AND 1923 SEES AN EXPANSION OF MANBECK'S ICE
PLANT, A NEW FACTORY FOR REIDER'S SHOES AND A NEW BUILDING FOR THE CALL NEWSPAPER
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: SCRANTON URGES RESIDENTS TO PICNIC LIKE THEY
DO AT TUMBLING RUN, MAN SUICIDES AT THE RUN OVER HIS WIFE LEAVING, A TUMBLING RUN FARMER IS SHOT BY A
ROBBER, THE SAINT CLAIR RAIL YARDS USE WATER FROM THE DAMS AND THE CANAL SUFFERS DUE TO LACK OF
WATER FROM TUMBLING RUN
CRIME PAGE:   A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM THE LATE 1960s INCLUDING: DR. RUBRIGHT FAMILY ROBBED AT
GUNPOINT, DR. LOEPER'S HOME RANSACKED WHILE AWAY, A SERIES OF BURGLARIES IN THE AREA SOLVED AND
TEENAGE GIRLS GO ON A DRUNKEN TEAR IN DOWNTOWN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CHRONICLING TRAGEDY ON THE READING
RAILROAD AND ARTICLES ON THE STORAGE YARDS INCLUDING ACCUMULATING COAL AS A HEDGE AGAINST A STRIKE
AND A NEW BRIDGE BUILT OVER THE RAILROAD
FIRES PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING JUDGE PERSHING HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE RAINBOW IN 1885, A TRAGIC
FIRE IN 1892, A WOOD SHOP ON CENTRE AVENUE BURNS AND A SHOE STORE IS SAVED. MULES BLOCK A FIRE TRUCK
NEEDED ON SCENE AND THE RAINBOW BOYS ARE SLIGHTED
HISTORY PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE A SERIES OF STORIES ON THE RED MEN TRIBE IN TOWN, THE
NEED FOR RECRUITS IN THE HEADQUARTERS BATTERY AND THE FORMATION OF THE ROTARY CLUB IN SCHUYLKILL
HAVEN
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
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  NEW PHOTO ARRAYS FROM THE LORRAINE AND EPINAL AMERICAN CEMETERIES IN
FRANCE HONORING SCHUYLKILL HAVEN SERVICEMEN KILLED IN ACTION: WILLIAM STERNER, FRANCIS STERNER, MARK
FIDLER AND GEORGE MITCHELL COMPLIMENTS OF OUR DUTCH FRIEND JOHAN HEIJKERS AND HIS FAMILY MAUD AND
ROSE
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  A NEW SET OF OBITUARIES OF VETERANS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED INCLUDING ISAAC PHILLIPS,
MORGAN ALSPACH AND CHARLES WILLIAMS AND AN OLD COMPANY C VETERAN RETURNS TO TOWN IN 1909 WITH
TALES OF HIS EXPLOITS
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW HEADSTONES ADDED INCLUDING SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S ONLY SPANISH AMERICAN
WAR DEATH, A DOUGHBOY KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE AND ONE OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S FIRST PHYSICIANS

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