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
Thank you for your continued interest. On February 16,
the site logged it's 245,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  FEBRUARY 24
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
HISTORY PAGE: THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF EARLY SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CITIZEN, ISAAC PAXSON'S
RECOLLECTIONS OF TOWN HISTORY FROM 1910 JUST ADDED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR FEBRUARY 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE
CALL INCLUDING COUNCIL NEWS, SCHOOL NOTES, THE BOY SCOUT MOVEMENT AND A NEW JEWELRY STORE
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES INCLUDING A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW READING FREIGHT STATION
IN 1914, A STRIKE AT THE CAR SHOPS IN 1913, CONCERN OF A MONOPOLY IN 1843 AND CONCERN OVER THE FUTURE
OF THE CAR SHOPS IN 1926
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1953 AND 1954 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDE SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CONSIDERING TUMBLING RUN AS
A WATER SOURCE IN 1910, THIRTY FIVE YEARS BEFORE ACTUALLY HAPPENING AND A RASH OF FOREST FIRES
PLAGUE THE RUN IN 1958
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING: THREE ARTICLES OVER 50 YEARS WITH DETAILS OF THE HISTORY
OF THE TRUST COMPANY, THE BOUNCE-O-RAMA OPENS IN 1961, FELIX'S BEE HIVE MODERNIZES IN 1910 AND THE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK MOVES FORWARD WITH MODERNIZATION
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN IN THE SERVICE ARE ADDED.  
CARL BENSINGER AND AUSTIN GILHAM RECEIVE AIR MEDALS, CLAIR REED IS MIA, LEWIS KRAMMES RECEIVES A
BRONZE STAR AND OTHER NEWS OF THE TOWN'S SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SETS OF HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS OF TWO SNOWSTORMS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN:
ONE IN JANUARY 1918 AND ONE IN FEBRUARY 1920
FIRES PAGE:  MORE ARTICLES ON THE FORMATION OF THE FRIENDSHIP HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY HAVE JUST
BEEN ADDED IN ADDITION TO FIRES ON LIBERTY STREET AND AVENUE C
CIVIL WAR PAGE: OBITUARIES FOR DANIEL SHARADIN, JONATHAN HOFFMAN, WILLIAM DEIBERT AND JOHN
DOUDLE JUST ADDED IN ADDITION TO A NEW SET OF TOMBSTONES OF VETERANS IN UNION CEMETERY
CRIME PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES BETWEEN 1904 AND 1920 INCLUDING A DISTRESSED FARMER, A NEED FOR A
LARGER POLICE FORCE, INSURANCE FRAUD AND TROUBLE OVER THE PEST HOUSE JUST ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING ONE OF THE FIRST GAMES PLAYED BY SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
FOOTBALL CLUB IN 1903, TWO MEN FROM TOWN WOUNDED IN VIETNAM, 100 YEAR OLD BARN RAZED AND ITS STORY
TOLD, A RUNAWAY STOPPED WITH AN UMBRELLA AND AN ACCIDENT CAUSES GRIEF
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE: GREAT NEW PHOTOS INCLUDING THE MULE YARDS ON UNION STREET, CANAL
EMPLOYEES POSE FOR PHOTO, TWO STUNNING VIEWS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH OF TOWN AND PICTURES OF THE
LOCKS NORTH OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
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
NOW OVER 1300 PHOTOS AND OVER 2400 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
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