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 July 23, the
site logged it's 26
3,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  JULY 27
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE TALES OF MEN IN THE PACIFIC WITNESSING THE END
OF THE WAR IN THAT THEATER. TWO SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN TELL THEIR STORIES OF GERMAN PRISON CAMPS AND
LOCAL MEN BEGIN THE FORMATION OF A VFW POST
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JULY 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
HISTORY PAGE: ARTICLES FROM 1911 DETAILING PROBLEMS AT THE POST OFFICE AND A PETITION TO BUILD
ANOTHER BRIDGE OVER THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER AND TWO 1916 ARTICLES ON SCHUYLKILL HAVEN PREPARING FOR
PARTICIPATION IN THE WAR JUST ADDED
FIRES PAGE:  ARTICLES INVOLVING THE FRIENDSHIP HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY GETTING ITS START, MINOR
FIRES IN 1916 AND A LIBERTY TRUCK CRASHES ENROUTE TO A 1917 FIRE
CRIME PAGE:   A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM 1916 INCLUDING JACK THE HUGGER, MARY THE CONTRARY WIFE,
AN ASSAULT ON CAPTAIN BROWN, HIGHWAY ROBBERY, A SHOOTING NEAR CAPE HORN AND MORE
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1916 JUST ADDED INCLUDING TYPHOID FEVER IN TOWN, EVANGELICAL
CAMPAIGN IS PLANNED, A FAMILY IS ABANDONED AND SOLDIERS SEND HOME A DISPLAY OF MEXICAN ITEMS.  ALSO
TWO INTERESTING STORIES FROM SEVERAL YEARS EARLIER.
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  A NEW SET OF OBITUARIES OF VETERANS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED INCLUDING B. F. LESSIG,
JAMES CORR, THOMAS MILLER, CHARLES MABERRY AND CYRUS WHITMAN
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES INCLUDING A NEW READING FREIGHT HOUSE AND ANDREW SCHWILK RETIRES
AFTER 43 YEARS.  A TROLLEY STRIKES A SLEIGHING PARTY AND A CAR DERAILS ON DOCK STREET PLUS A SIGN
WARNS PASSENGERS OF IMPENDING DOOM
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1959 AND 1960 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM OVER A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING A NEW MOVING PICTURE THEATRE
AND A NEW PERFORMANCE THEATRE, BARBERS UNITE TO END SHAVING CONTRACTS, A NEW PLANT WILL EMPLOY
MANY AND SAUL AND ZANG PAPER BOX COMPANY THRIVES
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES SHOWING THE BUILDING OF THE POST OFFICE IN 1935-1936 JUST ADDED.  
ALSO ALBUM NOW BROKEN INTO TWO PAGES DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF PHOTOS
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDE ISSUES WITH TRESPASSING IN 1960, CONSIDERATION
OF A NEW FILTER PLANT FOR THE UPPER DAM IN 1964 AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN HAD THE DAMS BURST IN 1972
DURING HURRICANE AGNES
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 1400 PHOTOS AND OVER 2500 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific updates