|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: email@example.com
Richard J. Nagle - Site Creator and Administrator
|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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|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.
|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 March 7, the
site logged it's 396,000th page view.
|SITE SEARCH ADDED !!!
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|LAST UPDATED: MARCH 13
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR MARCH 1919 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES FROM 1957 ADDED INCLUDING: EARL STOYER'S CELEBRATES THEIR 35TH
ANNIVERSARY, WALKIN SELLS SHOES TO A PRINCE, NEW STORES, THE TOLE HOUSE AND MAURER BROTHERS OPEN
FOR BUSINESS, ESSO SERVICENTER CHANGES OWNERS AND GODSHALL'S GROCERY STORE CLOSES
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF 1918 ARTICLES HAS JUST BEEN ADDED INCLUDING AN OYSTER THIEF, A STOLEN
CAR, MISCHIEVOUS BOYS AND STOLEN JEWELRY AND IN 1932 AND 1933 "JACK THE HUGGER" ARRESTED, DOG OWNERS
IN JAIL A BIGAMIST AND A GAS THIEF
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1918, SOME QUIRKY, INCLUDING DANGER FOR LICENSELESS DOGS, A
MISPLACED KISS, A SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MAN BATTLING THE MEXICANS, THE CASE OF THE WRONG SUITCASE AND HIGH
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PHOTOS OF THE READING AND PENNSYLVANIA RAILROADS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
ALL ARE FROM THE LEE BECKER COLLECTION
RAILROADS PAGE: JUST ADDED IS THE FIFTEENTH AND FINAL 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
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: WAR SAVINGS STAMPS ARE SOLD, HAVEN BOYS SAIL FOR
FRANCE, A TOWN WOMAN IS PROUD OF HER FAMILY, A VICTORY ARCH IS ERECTED, PATRIOTIC MEETING IS HELD, A
WOMAN SHOWS HER "HEART" AND A LIBERTY FLAG IS UNFURLED
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: WATER TANK ERECTED AT
THE LIGHT PLANT IN 1933 AND IN THE FIFTIES, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S FIRST POLICEWOMEN SWORN IN, STATE POLICE
LEAVE TOWN, THE ARMORY BUILDING PROCESS IS STARTED AND THE BOY SCOUTS ENHANCE THEIR PARKWAY
MEMORIAL. TWO PICTURES OF THE EVENTS ARE ALSO ADDED.
FIRES PAGE: A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM THE FIFTIES ADDED INCLUDING: A NEAR TRAGEDY AT
BROMMERSTOWN, FOREST FIRE AT THE INDIAN HEAD AND QUICK RESPONSES PREVENT DISASTER AT THE CASKET
COMPANY, UNION KNITTING MILL AND THE ELECTRIC SUBSTATION PLUS OTHER SMALL INCIDENTS
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.
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING A DISEASE ISSUE IN THE SCHOOLS IN 1927, PICKPOCKETS
AT THE 1932 COMMENCEMENT, PLANS FOR A SWIMMING POOL WITHIN THE CONFINES OF ROTARY FIELD AND A FESTIVAL
TO RAISE MONEY FOR IT
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
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
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 2000 PHOTOS AND OVER 3600 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update