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
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.
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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 15, the
site logged it's 33
6,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  JUNE 21
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JUNE 1917 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
HISTORY PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED IN THE GREAT WAR" SECTION INCLUDING DOVES FLY DURING A FLAG
UNFURLING AT BAKER BROTHERS MILL, DRAFT BOARD RECEIVES $2,000 OFFER TO EXEMPT A MAN FROM THE DRAFT,
DRAFTED MEN LEAVE FOR SERVICE, PARADE AND MASS MEETING HELD FOR LIBERTY BOND DRIVE, FUNERAL OF
ROBERT E. BAKER, TOWN'S FIRST WAR DEATH IS HELD, ALL IN 1917 AND IN 1932 THE 103RD ENGINEERS PLAN A
REUNION
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: A BANNER OPENING DAY AT TUMBLING RUN AND
QUESTIONS OVER ITS FUTURE PLUS BASEBALL FANS FIGHT AT THE END OF A GAME ALL IN 1910, TWO NARROWLY
ESCAPE DROWNING IN 1907 AND ROBBERS CAUGHT IN THE ACT AT A BOAT HOUSE IN 1912
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED, ALL FROM 1917 AND INCLUDING: TWO GIRLS JUMP FROM SPEEDING CAR TO
ELUDE CAPTORS, A WOMAN ATTACKED IN HER HOME ON BROADWAY, A SNOWBALL RESULTS IN AN ARREST, CHICKEN
THIEVES STEAL FROM A MINISTER AND OTHER MINOR CRIMES
BUSINESSES PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM 1917 JUST ADDED INCLUDING:  BASEBALL GREAT JAKE DAUBERT
REOPENS THE EUCLID THEATRE, LAUTENBACHER'S UNDERWEAR MILL RESTARTS OPERATIONS, THE ELECTRIC LIGHT
PLANT MAKES MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS, O. O. BAST SELLS HIS GROCERY BUSINESS AND THE SPRING GARDEN HOTEL
HAS A NEW OWNER
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING OPEN HOUSE AT THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL IN 1917,
PUPILS PARADE FOR A NEW SCHOOL AND THE PTA HOLDS ITS ANNUAL DRIVE IN 1930 AND CONCERN FOR STUDENT
HEALTH IN 1931 BRINGS ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION OF MILK FOR POOR STUDENTS
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES ADDED TO THE RAILROAD PAGE INCLUDING: WAGES INCREASED FOR READING
CAR SHOP WORKERS IN 1917 AND READING COMPANY FILLS IN PART OF THE OLD CANAL WHILE THE PENNSY SEEKS
NEW INDUSTRIAL SITES IN TOWN IN 1916.  NEW ARTICLES ON THE TROLLEY SECTION INCLUDE THE GRUESOME DEATH
OF MORRIS KNARR ON THE TROLLEY TRACKS NORTH OF TOWN AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE IS NOTED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES  INCLUDING: A MOVE TO END THE SALE OF LIQUOR TO PAUPERS FROM THE
ALMSHOUSE IN 1913, A WOMAN PREDICTS HER DEATH A YEAR IN ADVANCE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES AND THE IRISH FLAT
BECOMES HOME TO A "BOOZE PARK" IN 1917 AND 1932 SEES THE LIKELY END OF CONNOR BASEBALL FIELD
FIRES PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ON FIRES IN 1917 INCLUDING ORWIGSBURG MAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON IN FIRE AT THE
BOWEN WASHERY AND QUICK ACTION PREVENTS MAJOR FIRES AT THE UNION KNITTING MILL AND THE ROLLING MILL
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  NEW OBITUARIES OF VETERANS LEWIS NOECKER, THOMAS LUCKENS, LIVINGSTON SAYLOR AND
ADAM LLOYD JUST ADDED TO THE PAGE
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PICTURES JUST ADDED INCLUDING IMAGES OF THE TROLLEY NEAR ADAMSDALE AND A SET OF
PICTURES SHOWING THE REMOVAL OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD TRACKS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: JUST ADDED IS THE FOURTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE STORY OF GUSTAV
"FRED" ANCHORSTAR, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MAN CAPTURED DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND WHO DIED AT
BERGA, A NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP.  HIS TRAGIC TALE IS A MUST READ.
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 1700 PHOTOS AND OVER 3000 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update