|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
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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 November 10,
the site logged it's 420,000th page view.
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|LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 21
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1936 ADDED INCLUDING: STUDENTS MISINTERPRET FIRE WHISTLE,
ATHLETIC TRACK IS IMPROVED, PLAYGROUNDS AT THE EAST AND NORTH WARDS ARE IMPROVED, DEDICATION OF
IMPROVEMENTS AT ROTARY FIELD IS HELD AND POTTSVILLE YOUTHS DEFACE SCHOOL AFTER FOOTBALL GAME BUT
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR NOVEMBER 1919 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: PAUL BAKER AND LEON STERNER RECUPERATE FROM
WOUNDS IN NEW YORK, GEORGE GANGLOFF IS PROMOTED TO MAJOR AND A SERIES OF LETTERS SENT HOME FROM
THE FRONT LINES
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES JUST ADDED FROM THE MID 1930s INCLUDING: ACQUITTED POTATO
THIEVES, CHIEF DEIBERT STARES DOWN A SHOTGUN, JURY TAMPERING ARREST, RECALL OF AN 1873 BURGLARY, BOYS
GO ON RAMPAGE AND BROMMERSTOWN MAN SLEEPS IN THE STREET
FIRES PAGE: A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING A BARN FIRE, NEAR DISASTER AT A GAS STATION AND SUNDAY
MORNING CONFUSION IN 1934 AND IN 1936, CHEMICAL TANK EXPLODES, A HOUSE FIRE ON CALDWELL STREET AND A
BRUSH FIRE AT THE ALMSHOUSE FIELD ON MAIN STREET
PHOTO ALBUM: ANOTHER OUTSTANDING SET OF PHOTOS OF THE CAR SHOPS OF THE READING RAILROAD AT
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN JUST ADDED, RECENTLY APPEARING IN THE WELL DONE BOOK BY BENJAMIN BERNHART
RAILROADS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: BOY KILLED AT CROSSING IN 1895, CLOSE CALLS IN 1918
AND 1919, DERAILMENT IN THE YARD, CONDUCTOR NOT ARRESTED FOR ACTIONS DURING ROLLER RINK FIRE AND A
RAILROAD OFFICIAL ARRESTED FOR THEFT
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1934 ADDED INCLUDING THE END OF THE FOOT BRIDGE TO THE ISLAND, THE
DISAPPEARING GRANDSTAND AT THE BASEBALL FIELD AND HILL CLIMBING ON SAINT PETER STREET
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING WILLOW LAKE CHANGES HANDS IN 1927, MERCHANTS
OFFER $250 IN PRIZES TO STIR BUSINESS, COLDREN KNITTING MILL BEGINS CONSTRUCTION AND THE STORY OF THE
TOWN TOYMAKER IN 1934 AND IN 1936 HOFFMAN MILLS ADDS NEEDED JOBS
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: 1927 ARTICLES ON THE
REMOVAL OF THE OLD AND BEAUTIFYING OF THE NEW SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH AND TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS AND IN
1934 THE BOY SCOUTS REORGANIZE AND ALSO COLLECT FOR THE NEEDY, THE LIBRARY NEEDS BOOKS AND THE POST
OFFICE SEARCHES FOR A NEW SITE
CIVIL WAR PAGE: TEN NEW PHOTOGRAPHS OF GRAVESTONES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CIVIL WAR VETERANS HAVE
JUST BEEN ADDED
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS DAY ON THE CEMETERY
AND IMPROVEMENTS MADE AT BOTH UNION AND JERUSALEM CEMETERY. BURIAL RECORDS UP TO 1996 ARE NOW
ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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.
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
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
OVER 2200 PHOTOS AND OVER 3900 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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