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
Thank you for your continued interest. On May 6, the site
logged it's 254,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  MAY 19
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  A NEW SET OF TOMBSTONES OF VETERANS IN UNION CEMETERY HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED
INCLUDING TWO VETERANS THAT FOUGHT FOR KENTUCKY AND NEW JERSEY UNITS
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES INCLUDING AN ENGINE DERAILMENT AND A DISPUTE OVER CROSSING GATES
WITH THE READING IN 1965 AND REPORTS OF INJURIES IN THE READING YARDS IN THE EARLY PART OF THE LAST
CENTURY
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1957 AND 1958 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM THE 60's INCLUDING THE NEW LIQUOR STORE, PLAIN AND FANCY OPENS
FOR BUSINESS AND THE SIDEWALK SALE IS A SUCCESS.  EARLY ARTICLES ON EXPANSION OF THE GERBER SHOE
FACTORY, THE BEGINNING OF STINE'S PHARMACY AND A NEW BOWLING ALLEY IN TOWN
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN IN THE WAR INCLUDING FOUR
BROTHERS FROM THE SAME FAMILY SERVING  THEIR COUNTRY, ROBERT IMBODEN IS KILLED IN ACTION ON OKINAWA
AND LIBERATION OF PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY BEGINS
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES SHOWING THE REMOVAL OF THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL AT HIGH AND UNION
STREETS IN 1931
FIRES PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM 1915 DETAILING EFFORTS BY THE SCHUYLKILL HOSE COMPANY TO
PROCURE A NEW MODERN FIRE ENGINE AND A NEW FIRE ALARM SYSTEM IS PUT INTO PLACE
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR APRIL 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
INCLUDING COUNCIL NEWS, A DISPUTE OVER THE FUTURE OF PARKWAY AND THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN
CRIME PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES FROM THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY INCLUDING AN ATTEMPTED MURDER, THE
NEED FOR MORE POLICE, TRAMPS IN TOWN AND A BURGLARY ENDS IN GUNFIRE
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING ACTS OF HEROISM BY TWO SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN IN
VIETNAM, A FLOOD IN 1969 AND A HEALTH CONCERN ON PLEASANT ROW
HISTORY PAGE: ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF EARLY SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CITIZEN, ISAAC PAXSON'S
RECOLLECTIONS OF TOWN HISTORY FROM 1910 JUST ADDED WITH INTERESTING NARRATIVE ON THE EARLY HISTORY
OF THE READING RAILROAD IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
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
FIRST PHYSICIANS
NOW OVER 1400 PHOTOS AND OVER 2400 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
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