|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 January 14,
the site logged it's 322,000th page view.
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: JANUARY 20
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
HISTORY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION FROM 1929 AND 1930 INCLUDING: THE
REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT BEGINS, A NEW BROADWAY BRIDGE IS APPROVED, A HEALTH CENTER
OPENS IN TOWN, NEW CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS CONSIDERED AND PLAYGROUND SUMMER ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING: A BEAR WATCHED OVER BY A SCHUYLKILL HAVEN INDUSTRIALIST
ROAMS PORT CLINTON, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S SECRET TO HEALTHY LIVING, NEAR TRAGEDY AT THE ALMSHOUSE,
STATE POLICE CHANGE TESTING LOCATION TO TOWN AND A NEAR TRAGEDY FOR A YOUNG HUNTER FROM TOWN
TUMBLING RUN PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: A SCANDAL AT THE BOAT HOUSES IN 1894 INVOLVING
A SCHUYLKILL HAVEN GIRL, AN ELECTRIC FOUNTAIN IS BUILT AT THE RUN, BOATS HOUSES ARE READIED FOR THE
SEASON AND THE BALLOON CONTEST CAUSES SENSATION AS THEY TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTY ALL IN 1908
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING PROBLEMS WITH A CARNIVAL AND TURKISH
DANCERS, A SOAP FAKER ARRESTED, ROBBERS BEATEN BY VICTIM AND IN 1928 A RAID IS HELD IN TOWN LOOKING FOR
BOOZE AND A CON MEN VISITS SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: SCHUYLKILL HAVEN TRUST COMPANY OFFERS A
NEW SERVICE IN 1928 AND THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OPENS ITS NEW BUILDING IN 1929. CHARLES MANBECK BUYS
CONNOR PARK FOR THE TOWN BASEBALL TEAM AND A NEW LAUNDRY SERVICE COMES TO TOWN IN 1929
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING A DEBATE OVER MARRIED TEACHERS, THE
BEGINNINGS OF ROTARY FIELD, PROGRESS ON THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL ON HAVEN STREET, HEALTH CONCERNS FOR
STUDENTS AND THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GETS STARTED IN 1907
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR DECEMBER 1916 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
RAILROAD PAGE: NEW STORIES ADDED TO THE TROLLEY PAGE INCLUDING: ACCIDENT ABOVE TOWN INJURES
DOZENS, A CAR JUMPS THE TRACKS ON DOCK STREET AND AN AUTO COLLIDES WITH THE TROLLEY ON LIBERTY
STREET, A RIDER REFUSES TO PAY FARE AND NEW CARS ARE PLACED ON THE SCHUYLKILL HAVEN LINE
FIRES PAGE: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING NEW FIRE ALARM BOX SYSTEM INSTALLED IN 1929, TRUMBO BARN BURNS
IN 1928, BEDWAY BANANA WAREHOUSE BURNS DOWN IN 1970 AND ICE CAUSE AN ELECTRIC LIGHT POLE FIRE
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
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.
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
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 !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update