|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.
|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.
|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: email@example.com
Richard J. Nagle - Site Creator and Administrator
|All rights reserved.
|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.
|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 November 25,
the site logged it's 190,000th page view.
|SITE SEARCH ADDED !!!
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a specific name, street, place, year or any item you may seek. Simply
place the name in the search box below and hit search. The results will
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|PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Yahoo recently updated the version of the web site builder. I noticed this has caused some problems in articles such as
separated words and running together of articles. I am repairing them as I have time.
Thank you for your patience.
|LAST UPDATED: DECEMBER 4
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
FIRES PAGE: ARTICLES ON FIRES IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN DURING THE EARLY 1960s JUST ADDED INCLUDING THE
HUGE BLAZE THAT DESTROYED THE LOHB COAL BREAKER NEAR EDGEWOOD AND TWO OTHER HOMES IN TOWN
SUFFER DAMAGE FROM FIRES
CIVIL WAR PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE THE TRAGIC DEATH OF HENRY KNARR, THE SAD PLIGHT OF
DAVID BERGER AND MORE OBITUARIES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR NOVEMBER 1913 WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF INTERESTING ARTICLES OF THE DAY
AS CULLED FROM THE PAGES OF THE CALL NEWSPAPER INCLUDING BUILDING OF ST. AMBROSE SCHOOL, A GUNMAN
IN TOWN, WATER ISSUES, A RUNAWAY WAGON AND MUCH MORE
PHOTO ALBUM: ALMOST A DOZEN NEW PICTURES ADDED INCLUDING READING SIGNAL TOWER AT UNION STREET,
EARLY DOCK STREET PHOTOS, BLIZZARD OF 1908, JUDGE DALTON AS A BOY AND OTHERS
RAILROAD PAGE: NEW STORIES FROM THE 19TH CENTURY INCLUDING, DEATH ON THE READING, AN ACCIDENT
BETWEEN A TRAIN AND A WAGON, PENNSY WORKMEN HURT IN BLAST, TROLLEY PASSENGERS ESCAPE DEATH AND
TROLLEY STOPS REDUCED TO HELP THE WAR EFFORT
NOTABLE NEWS: JUST ADDED: AN EXTRAORDINARY GRAPE LEAF MAKES NEWS IN 1861, A SNAKE KNOCKS ON A
DOOR IN 1918 AND A SERIES OF ACCIDENTS FROM 1960.
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES FROM WORLD WAR ONE INCLUDING LETTERS HOME FROM TOWN BOYS IN FRANCE,
LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE A SUCCESS, ALIENS ARE REGISTERED, FOOD ADMINISTRATOR IS ASSIGNED AND ELECTRICITY
CONSERVATION IN TOWN IS BEGUN
BUSINESS PAGE : AN ARTICLE FROM 1868 DETAILING THE CREATION OF A NEW IRON FURNACE IN TOWN AND
STORIES FROM THE EARLY 1950s: HIRAM FISHER BUYS KAUFMAN'S DAIRY, GREENAWALT'S CELEBRATES A SILVER
ANNIVERSARY, FAREL BECKER OPENS A STUDEBAKER DEALERSHIP, BURKERT'S OPENS A NEW STORE AND PAUL
KELLER OPENS A NEW SERVICE STATION
CRIME PAGE: MORE INTERESTING STORIES FROM THE 19TH CENTURY MINERS JOURNAL INCLUDING A VICIOUS
ATTACK NEAR SEVEN STARS, A SERIES OF BURGLARIES, TROUBLES IN A SALOON AND A RUNNING GUN BATTLE
BETWEEN A RAILROAD WATCHMAN AND THIEVES
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: PICTURES FROM THE 1938 AND 1939 YEARBOOKS JUST ADDED WITH MANY NAMES LISTED
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE: NEW STORIES FROM THE MINERS JOURNAL OF THE 19TH CENTURY INCLUDING: A
NEW BOAT LAUNCHED IN TOWN, ATTEMPTED THEFT ENDS IN DEATH OF ROBBER, LITTLE GIRL'S TRAGIC END, A
CAPTAIN IS FOUND DEAD ON HIS BOAT AND THE NEW SEASON BEGINS
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: NEW STORIES INCLUDING THE DEATH OF LESTER STRAUSE IN TUNISIA LISTING HIS
LAST POIGNANT LETTER HOME; TWO MEN WITH TIES TO SCHUYLKILL HAVEN KILLED IN ACTION, PRIVATE RECLA
RELATES HIS EXPERIENCE AT GUADALCANAL AND THE TOWN BEGINS A DRIVE TO HELP THE RED CROSS
TUMBLING RUN PAGE: INTERESTING STORIES FROM THE MINERS' JOURNAL OF THE 19TH CENTURY JUST
ADDED INCLUDING A MONSTER SNAKE IN TUMBLING RUN, A FIRE DESTROYS A FARM, LOWER DAM BREAKS WITHOUT
DISASTER, A LARGE FISH KILL CAUSES PROBLEMS AND A MONSTER IN THE DAM TURNS OUT TO BE SOMETHING LESS
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: STORY OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CEMETERY IN
1854 JUST ADDED WITH MANY INTERESTING DETAILS. NEW HEADSTONES TO BE ADDED IN SPRING.
LANDMARKS PAGE: FORMER LOCATIONS OF SEVERAL OLD BUSINESSES IN TOWN AND THE REMAINS OF THE
LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD JUST ADDED
NOW OVER 1000 PHOTOS THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific updates