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 November 30,
the site logged it's 317,000th page view.
NOW OFFERING
As I have for ten years, I will continue to answer any questions or find information for readers for free as I can.
I am now offering my services to do genealogical research in Schuylkill County for reasonable and negotiable costs.
LAST UPDATED:  DECEMBER 6
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: TRAGIC DROWNING OF HARRY EISENHUTH, BASEBALL
SEASON OPENS IN 1908, 1907 SEES NEW MANAGEMENT AT THE HOTEL, BALLOONS USED IN INGENIOUS ADVERTISING
SCHEME FOR THE PARK AND A GANG OF THIEVES TROUBLES BOAT HOUSE OWNERS
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED FROM OVER A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING SPRING GARDEN BOYS AT MISCHIEF,
TWO FAMILIES IN TOWN AT WAR, BURGESS HARTMAN WINS HIS CASE AND OTHER MINOR CRIMES OCCURRING IN
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR NOVEMBER 1916 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PICTURES JUST ADDED INCLUDING IMAGES OF THE TROLLEY NEAR ADAMSDALE AND A SET OF
PICTURES SHOWING THE REMOVAL OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD TRACKS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
HISTORY PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED IN THE "GREAT WAR" SECTION INCLUDING FAMILY OF JOHN BOLTON,
KILLED IN FRANCE IS VICTIM OF HOAX, NEWS FROM THE FRONT OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN WOUNDED, DETAILED
LETTERS HOME FROM TOWNSMEN ON THE FRONT LINE AND A MAN WANTS A REWARD TWO YEARS AFTER THE WAR
FOR CAPTURING A GERMAN SPY
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES ADDED INCLUDING: THE STORY OF FUTURE JUDGE VINCENT DALTON, WHO LOST
BOTH ARMS IN THE READING RAIL YARD, BOYS FLIRT WITH DEATH AT THE READING CROSSING, SMALL FIRES AT THE
CAR SHOPS AND IN THE YARD AND A MAN DROPS DEAD ON THE JOB AT THE STORAGE YARDS
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING: RIP VAN WINKLE IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN,
PLANS FOR A GIRL'S HOME ON ST. JOHN STREET, A WOMAN DREAMS UP A WEDDING, AN INMATE ESCAPES FROM THE
ASYLUM AND A FAMILY IS QUARANTINED FOR SMALLPOX
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: JUST ADDED IS THE FOURTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE STORY OF GUSTAV
"FRED" ANCHORSTAR, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MAN CAPTURED DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND WHO DIED AT
BERGA, A NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP.  HIS TRAGIC TALE IS A MUST READ.
BUSINESSES PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: WILLOW LAKE OPENS IN 1919, FRANK LEWIS TAKES
OVER THE NEWS AGENCY IN TOWN IN 1927 AND NEW BUSINESSES INCLUDING A SHIRT FACTORY AND ABE'S
WORKINGMAN'S STORE COME TO TOWN IN 1926 AND 1927.
FIRES PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING FIRES AT THE LYRIC THEATRE, REED'S MILL,
PLANING MILL ON DOCK STREET AND A SUMMER HILL BARN AND SEVERAL SMALL FIRES EXTINGUISHED BY
NEIGHBORS IN BUCKET BRIGADES
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1972 AND 1973 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS JUST ADDED
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  NEW OBITUARIES OF VETERANS ROBERT EBLING AND JERE KLINE HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED THE
50TH P. V. V. INFANTRY HOLDS A REUNION AND THE AMERICAN LEGION TAKES OVER THE G. A. R.
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 1700 PHOTOS AND OVER 3000 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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