|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
|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 June 26, the
site logged it's 408,000th page view.
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|LAST UPDATED: JULY 9
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: PANTHER VALLEY DAM
LOOKS TO EXPAND TO HELP TOWN WATER SUPPLY IN 1909, RED CROSS HELPS TOWN'S POOR, ODD FELLOWS LODGE
PLANS 75TH ANNIVERSARY, FOOTBRIDGE TO ISLAND NEEDS REPAIR AND PARKWAY BEAUTIFICATION CONTINUES ALL
IN 1919 AND IN 1927 THE TOWN LOOKS TO INDIAN RUN AS A POSSIBLE WATER SUPPLY
FIRES PAGE: A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM BETWEEN 1918 AND 1919 INCLUDING DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE
ROLLER RINK FIRE, FIRE PREVENTION DAY IS HELD, A FIRE AT THE ALMSHOUSE "PIGGERY" AND A ROMAN CANDLE
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES HAS JUST BEEN ADDED INCLUDING SPRING GARDEN ROBBERIES, BOY
ROBBERIES LEAVE TELL TALE CLUE, A BLACK EYED SQUIRE, CHICKEN THIEVES AND AN UNRULY FAMILY
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PHOTOS OF OLD WHITE CHURCH, THE END OF THE TROLLEY, LIBRARY CORNER, MILLER HOME
AND SEVERAL OTHERS JUST ADDED
ALL ARE FROM THE LEE BECKER COLLECTION
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR JUNE 1919 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
RAILROADS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ON THE TROLLEYS SECTION ADDED INCLUDING: POSSIBLE EXTENSION TO
PINEGROVE, A NEAR RIOT AMONG FOREIGN WORKERS ON THE LINE, HORSES HAVE RUN INS WITH THE NEW TROLLEYS,
THE ADVENT OF "TROLLEY PARTIES" AND SEVERAL COLLISIONS AND NEW BRIDGES BEING BUILT
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING TEACHERS GIVEN NEW TASKS DURING POLIO
QUARANTINE IN 1941, SCHOOL BOARD PASSES A RESOLUTION ALLOWING BOYS WHO LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY FOR
ARMED FORCES TO GET A DIPLOMA AND THE TRAGIC DEATH OF MISS CASTAGNOLA IN 1974
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES FROM 1918 ADDED INCLUDING: A POSSIBLE NEW SWIMMING POOL IN TOWN,
SAUSSER'S HARDWARE REORGANIZES, BAST MILL GETS BIG GOVERNMENT CONTRACT, TELEPHONE USAGE
INCREASES IN TOWN AND STORIES OF THE COAL WASHERIES
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: LETTERS HOME FROM HAVEN SOLDIER BOYS IN FRANCE, DR.
RYAN BECOMES SECOND TOWN PHYSICIAN TO VOLUNTEER, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MILITIA MEN READY TO SERVE AND
WOMEN ENTER THE FRAY AS NURSES AND REGISTER TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1933 ADDED INCLUDING WINDSTORM DOES HEAVY DAMAGE, A
KINDERGARTEN IS ESTABLISHED, ARMY PLANE FORCED TO LAND IN TOWN, SKUNKS INVADE THE TOWN, THE NUISANCE
OF PEDDLERS IS ADDRESSED AND TWO MEN FROM TOWN RECEIVE A PATENT THAT MAY SAVE LIVES
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
CIVIL WAR PAGE: NEW OBITUARIES OF VETERANS LEWIS NOECKER, THOMAS LUCKENS, LIVINGSTON SAYLOR AND
ADAM LLOYD JUST ADDED TO THE PAGE
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
NEARLY 2200 PHOTOS AND OVER 3800 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update