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
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Thank you for your continued interest. On September 13,
the site logged it's 37
8,000th page view.
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT I WILL BE DISPLAYING A LARGE PART OF MY
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEMORABILIA COLLECTION ON BOROUGH DAY, SEPTEMBER 29.
I WILL BE LOCATED AT 33 E MAIN STREET (ACROSS FROM LEWIS'S)
LAST UPDATED:  SEPTEMBER 20
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  A GROUPING OF NEW IMAGES OF THE RESORT AT THE HEIGHT OF ITS POPULARITY HAVE
JUST BEEN ADDED.  MORE WILL BE FORTHCOMING IN THE NEAR FUTURE
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: AIR RAID SIREN TEST IS
COMPLETED, A SOLICITATION FOR FUNDS FOR A COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL IS BEGUN, AMERICAN LEGION INSTALLS A
NEW STAGE FLOOR AND PARKING METERS ARE INSTALLED IN THE BUSINESS SECTION
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1955 INCLUDING: THE "HUMAN FLY" VISITS TOWN, ANOTHER FLOOD HITS
TOWN, FAMILY FINDS A GRAVESTONE BURIED IN THE YARD AND RAILROAD BLASTING SENDS A BOULDER CRASHING
INTO A HOME
FIRES PAGE:  A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM THE FIFTIES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: A BARN AT THE ALMSHOUSE
BURNS AND BUSINESSES, SUCH AS SCHUYLKILL HAVEN PROVISION, BITTLE FUNERAL HOME AND DALTON'S SERVICE
STATION, AND SEVERAL HOMES ARE SAVED BY QUICK ACTION
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES FROM 1954 ADDED INCLUDING: BLUE AND GOLD LUNCHEONETTE OPENS NEAR
THE HIGH SCHOOL, FAIRMOUNT DEVELOPMENT PROGRESSES, STINE'S DRUG STORE MAKES A CHANGE AND NEW
BUSINESSES OPEN ON MAIN STREET
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: HAVEN BOY DETERMINED TO GET TO BERLIN AND THE RED
CROSS HOLDS A RALLY IN 1918 AND IN 1919 A HAVEN MAN SERVES IN THE FRENCH ARMY AFTER THE WAR AND THE
BODIES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BOYS KILLED IN THE WAR TO BE BROUGHT HOME
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR AUGUST 1918 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: A LARGE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1976 AND 1977 SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BLUE
AND GOLD YEARBOOKS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE A SERIES OF PHOTOS FROM A VISIT TO NETHERLANDS AMERICAN
CEMETERY IN OCTOBER 2017 WITH MY SON AND A RETURN VISIT TO THAT CEMETERY, THE ARDENNES AMERICAN
CEMETERY AND THE HENRI-CHAPELLE CEMETERY, BOTH IN BELGIUM, WITH MY WIFE THIS YEAR.  EACH IS THE FINAL
RESTING PLACE OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN KILLED IN WORLD WAR TWO
RAILROADS PAGE:  JUST ADDED IS THE ELEVENTH INSTALLMENT OF THE HISTORY OF THE READING RAILROAD
CAR SHOPS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AS WRITTEN BY ISAAC PAXSON, LONG TIME EMPLOYEE, IN THE LATER 1905 EDITIONS
OF THE CALL
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES HAS JUST BEEN ADDED DOCUMENTING SOME MINOR CRIMES IN
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
PHOTO ALBUM: A STUNNING SET OF NEW RAILROAD PICTURES JUST ADDED FROM THE WORK OF BRUCE AND
ARCH KANTNER AS COMPILED IN TWO GREAT BOOKS BY GERARD BERNET
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  NEW OBITUARIES OF VETERANS LEWIS NOECKER, THOMAS LUCKENS, LIVINGSTON SAYLOR AND
ADAM LLOYD JUST ADDED TO THE PAGE
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
UPON REQUEST
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 1900 PHOTOS AND OVER 3500 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update