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 May 31, the
site logged it's 36
7,000th page view.
LAST UPDATED:  JUNE 12
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JUNE 1918 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S FIRST SANITARY BARBER SHOP,
HARRY LOY EXPANDS HIS BUSINESS AND COLDREN'S BUILDS A SECOND MILL, ALL IN 1928 AND HAVEN MOTORS
EXPANDS, R. R. STERNER MODERNIZES THEIR STORE AND THE PARKWAY RESTAURANT IMPROVES ITS FOOD, ALL IN
1949
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING: A WIRELESS STATION IS SET UP IN 1920, COLUMBIA STREET BRIDGE
PROBLEMS IN 1921, A COERCED MARRIAGE, A STASH OF CASH AND MISGUIDED DIRECTIONS IN 1928 AND QUARANTINE
RULES ARE ESTABLISHED IN 1943
RAILROADS PAGE:  JUST ADDED IS THE NINTH INSTALLMENT OF THE HISTORY OF THE READING RAILROAD CAR
SHOPS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AS WRITTEN BY ISAAC PAXSON, LONG TIME EMPLOYEE, IN THE LATER 1905 EDITIONS OF
THE CALL
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: NEW ARTICLES FROM THE HOME FRONT ADDED INCLUDING LIBERTY FIRE COMPANY
ERECTS AN HONOR ROLL, LEBANON KNITTING MILL BEGINS MAKING PARACHUTES, A MASSIVE BLOOD DRIVE BEGINS,
VICTORY GARDENS ARE STARTED IN EARNEST AND THE GIRL SCOUTS COLLECT SILK STOCKINGS FOR THE WAR
EFFORT AND ITEMS ARE COLLECTED FOR TROOPS AT INDIANTOWN GAP
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: A SERIES OF MINOR CRIMES IN THE EARLY 1890's, A ROBBERY AT
MICHEL'S IN 1914, A KNITTING MILL ROBBED IN 1928 AND A FALSE ALARM GETS THE COPS WET IN 1931
FIRES PAGE:  A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM THE EARLY TWENTIES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: C. S. COMMINGS
REELECTED AS FIRE CHIEF, LONG RUN SCHOOL CATCHES FIRE, THE LIBERTY SETS NEW RULES FOR FIREMEN ON
THEIR VEHICLES AND A SERIES OF SMALL FIRES CATCHES THE TOWN'S ATTENTION
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: AN ESCAPE ARTIST AT THE
INSANE ASYLUM AND A MESSY PROBLEM ON GARFIELD AVENUE.  ADDED IN THE TRAGEDIES SECTION IS A STATE
TROOPER AND THEN AN ALMSHOUSE RESIDENT KILLED ON CENTER AVENUE AND TOWN BUSINESSMAN DANIEL
SHARADIN ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS HIMSELF
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: A LARGE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1974 AND 1975 SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BLUE
AND GOLD YEARBOOKS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED
PHOTO ALBUM: A STUNNING SET OF NEW RAILROAD PICTURES JUST ADDED FROM THE WORK OF BRUCE AND
ARCH KANTNER AS COMPILED IN TWO GREAT BOOKS BY GERARD BERNET
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: THE RUN CLOSES IN 1912 WITH THE POSSIBILITY
OF NEVER REOPENING, A FIFTY MAN BRAWL TAKES PLACE THERE IN 1915, STATE TROOPERS SEEK FUGITIVES IN THE
VALLEY IN 1916 AND IN 1917, 500 BATHERS DEFY THE LAW AND SWIM IN TUMBLING RUN
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  NEW OBITUARIES OF VETERANS LEWIS NOECKER, THOMAS LUCKENS, LIVINGSTON SAYLOR AND
ADAM LLOYD JUST ADDED TO THE PAGE
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING LIGHTNING DESTROYS THE TOOL SHED, A PLAN TO
BETTER CARE FOR GRAVES IS ESTABLISHED AND PLANS FOR THE MAUSOLEUM ARE SET.  A NEW SET OF PICTURES OF
INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT HEADSTONES ALSO ADDED.  BURIAL RECORDS UP TO 1996 ARE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE
UPON REQUEST
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

NOW OVER 1800 PHOTOS AND OVER 3500 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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