|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
|Thank you for your continued interest. On September 24,
the site logged it's 270,000th page view.
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|LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 2
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES SHOWING LUCKENBILL'S CAFE IN 1934 AND A NAVY BLIMP PASSING OVER
TOWN IN 1955 HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING A MEASLES OUTBREAK, WAYWARD HORSES,
A NEAR TRAGEDY ON DOCK STREET AND A CIVIL WAR VETERAN PLACES AN AD FOR A "CHUNKY WOMAN" TO BE HIS
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR SEPTEMBER 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE
CALL GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE THE DEMISE OF THE P. T. HOY BUILDING IN 1964,
BURKERT'S STORE CLOSING IN 1969, HOMER ZIMMERMAN'S STORY OF 50 YEARS OF BARBERING AND A NEW SHOE
STORE OPENS IN TOWN IN 1918
FIRES PAGE: FRIENDSHIP HOOK AND LADDER TESTS ITS NEW ENGINE IN 1905 AND SCHUYLKILL HOSE ITS NEW
ENGINE IN 1915. BERGER'S UNDERWEAR MILL BURNS IN 1906 AND TWO MINOR CHURCH FIRES OCCUR IN 1944
HISTORY PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE THE START OF FREE MAIL DELIVERY IN 1915 AND ARTICLES ON
WORLD WAR ONE INCLUDING LETTERS HOME FROM SOLDIERS, AN OUTBREAK OF "LIBERTY" MEASLES AND THE
NUMBER OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BOYS IN THE SERVICE EXCEEDS 200
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED ABOUT THE HOMECOMING CELEBRATION IN 1946 ANS
STORIES OF BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT LAVERNE WEISER, SILVER STAR RECIPIENT EARL LINDER AND THE DEATH OF
EARL KRAMER A YEAR AFTER WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION IN ITALY
CRIME PAGE: A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING A WAYWARD GIRL, JELLY THIEVES,
TROUBLES WITH SALOONS AND SQUIRES BUSY AT THEIR JOBS
CIVIL WAR PAGE: A NEW SET OF OBITUARIES OF VETERANS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED INCLUDING ISAAC
PHILLIPS, MORGAN ALSPACH AND CHARLES WILLIAMS AND AN OLD COMPANY C VETERAN RETURNS TO TOWN IN 1909
WITH TALES OF HIS EXPLOITS
RAILROAD PAGE: NEW STORIES INCLUDING THE READING COMPANY'S NEED FOR 100 NEW CAR SHOP WORKERS
AND A BOY NARROWLY ESCAPES BEING HIT BY AN ENGINE. A SUICIDE OCCURS ON THE LEHIGH VALLEY BRIDGE AND
THE TROLLEY COMPANY ADDS NEW SAFETY CARS TO THE SCHUYLKILL HAVEN LINE
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO ADDED INCLUDING THE FIRST ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BANQUET, ACCUSATIONS OF POOR WORK ON THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL, A FATHER VERBALLY ASSAULTS TEACHERS,
THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRESSES AND A DISCUSSION IN 1925 ON HOW MUCH ATHLETICS IS ENOUGH
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
NOW OVER 1500 PHOTOS AND OVER 2500 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
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