|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|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.
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|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 June 29, the
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|LAST UPDATED: JULY 5
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: SUPERINTENDENT HOOVER RESIGNS IN 1920, NEW
FURNITURE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1939 AND LABOR DISPUTES WITH CONTRACTORS ARE AN ISSUE WITH THE
BOARD IN 1938 AND CAUSE A SCHOOL LOCKOUT IN 1939
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING ROLLING MILL REOPENS AND A NEW POOL ROOM IN
TOWN IN 1920 AND IN 1939 STANDARD OIL BUILDS A DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN TOWN, A NEW SALOON OPENS, TAXI
BUSINESS CHANGES HANDS AND A SELF SERVICE MARKET IS STARTED
CIVIL WAR PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING 1862 LETTER HOME FROM JERE HELMS, DRUMMER BOY
KILLED AT ANTIETAM, ROTARY CLUB HONORS LAST TWO WAR VETS AND AMERICAN LEGION ACCEPTS ALL GAR
MEMBERS AS HONORARY MEMBERS. FOUR NEW GRAVESTONE PHOTOS OF VETS IN THE SAINT AMBROSE CEMETERY
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR JUNE 1920 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO ALONG WITH SOME NICE PERIOD ADS
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: GRACE EVANGELICAL
CHURCH CELEBRATES ITS CENTENNIAL IN 1937, EAST MAIN STREET PROJECT COMPLETED IN 1938, LIBERTY STREET
PLAYGROUND IMPROVED, NORTH WARD WANTS A PLAYGROUND AND GIRL SCOUTS WANT A HOUSE, ALL IN 1939 AND IN
1942 PARKWAY RESIDENTS PROTEST COAL DIRT
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE A SERIES Of ARTICLES FROM THE HOME FRONT INCLUDING: ANOTHER
BLACKOUT DRILL, A DRIVE TO PROVIDE MONEY BELTS FOR ALL SOLDIERS, TROLLEY RAILS TO BE REMOVED FOR
SCRAP DRIVE, A SERVICE FLAG IS RAISED IN TOWN AND THE POST OFFICE FEELS THE EFFECTS OF GAS RATIONING
FIRES PAGE: A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING: BOY SCOUTS CALLED OUT TO FIGHT 1920 BRUSH FIRE,
WILLOW LAKE HOME BURNS TO THE GROUND, FAIRMOUNT BRUSH FIRE AND A KITCHEN FIRE ALL IN 1939 AND IN 1942 A
SLIGHT FIRE AT THE ALMSHOUSE
RAILROADS PAGE: A FIRE IN THE READING RAIL YARDS AND A DISCUSSION ON CLOSING THE COLUMBIA STREET
CROSSING JUST ADDED AND ON THE PENNSY/LEHIGH VALLEY PAGE, TWO MINOR INCIDENTS ON THE PENNSY BELOW
TOWN AND THE LEHIGH VALLEY BRIDGE GETS A PAINT JOB
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: CRESSONA YOUTHS HAVE CRIME SPREE IN
TOWN, AN ATTACK AT THE ALMSHOUSE, BOYS STEAL CAR FOR JOY RIDE, TWO BOYS SENT "UP THE RIVER " AND
SEVERAL OTHER CRIMES OCCUR IN THE LATE THIRTIES
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1938 INCLUDING THE STORY OF "BUDDA," BOY SCOUTS DRAFTED TO FIND
LOST MAN, HEAVY RAINS HIT SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AND A STRANGELY AGED BOTTLE OF WINE FOUND ON MAIN STREET
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: WAR'S END CELEBRATED IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN IN STYLE,
RECEPTION PLANNED FOR THE TOWN'S MOST SERIOUSLY WOUNDED SOLDIER, LEON STERNER, THEODORE AUCHEY
REPORTED MISSING ON LAST DAY OF WAR AND NEWS RECEIVED ON WOUNDED SOLDIER HARRY CHRIST
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING ENLARGEMENT OF THE JERUSALEM CEMETERY,
IMPROVEMENTS AT THE UNION CEMETERY AND THE UNION OBSERVES THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING.
BURIAL RECORDS UP TO 1996 ARE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
PHOTO ALBUM: ANOTHER OUTSTANDING SET OF PHOTOS OF THE CAR SHOPS OF THE READING RAILROAD AT
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN JUST ADDED, RECENTLY APPEARING IN THE WELL DONE BOOK BY BENJAMIN BERNHART
TUMBLING RUN PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE A SET OF MAPS OF THE TUMBLING RUN RESORT DURING ITS PEAK WITH
A DETAILED LOOK AT THE LOCATIONS OF ALL THE BUILDINGS. ANOTHER GROUPING OF NEW IMAGES OF THE RESORT
HAS ALSO JUST BEEN ADDED.
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
OVER 2200 PHOTOS AND OVER 4000 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
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