|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 March 9, the
site logged it's 359,000th page view.
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|LAST UPDATED: MARCH 14
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR MARCH 1918 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
RAILROADS PAGE: JUST ADDED IS THE SIXTH INSTALLMENT OF THE HISTORY OF THE READING RAILROAD CAR
SHOPS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AS WRITTEN BY ISAAC PAXSON, LONG TIME EMPLOYEE, IN THE NOVEMBER 1905
EDITIONS OF THE CALL
HISTORY PAGE: A SERIES OF STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: A PROTEST AGAINST
CHANGING STREET NAMES, A NEW STATE ROAD AND NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN TOWN, ALL IN 1924 AND THE ISSUE OF
SUNDAY MOVIES MOVES TO THE BALLOT BOX IN 1949 AND 1951
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: ARLIN BUBECK, USMC, RECEIVES THE BRONZE
STAR FOR HEROISM AT OKINAWA, A PAINTING BY A FORMER GERMAN POW IS DISPLAYED AT THE CALL AND THE BODIES
OF EUGENE ROEDER, ROBERT IMBODEN AND CHARLES HAND, ALL KILLED IN THE WAR ARE RETURNED HOME, SOME AS
LATE AS 1949
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED FROM THE NINETEEN THIRTIES INCLUDING: CHICKEN THIEVES SHOT WHILE IN
THE ACT, A BARBER FOILS A ROBBERY, A DECEITFUL SALESMAN IS CAUGHT AND SEVERAL OTHER INTERESTING
STORIES OF THE DAY
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES FROM 1941 INCLUDING: NEW SERVICE STATIONS OPEN ON MAIN STREET AND
DOCK STREET, J. M. GIPE OPENS A NEW HARDWARE STORE, MOYER'S MARKET PUTS ON A PATRIOTIC WINDOW DISPLAY
AND A NEW PAJAMA MANUFACTURER ENTERS TOWN. IN 1926 YET ANOTHER NEW SERVICE STATION IS OPENED ON
FIRES PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED FROM 1974 INCLUDING A FIRE THAT HEAVILY DAMAGES MCKENZIE
CARPET AND TILE ON MAIN STREET AND A SUSPECTED ARSON FIRE AT THE NANCY LEE DINER
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: A LARGE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1974 AND 1975 SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BLUE
AND GOLD YEARBOOKS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING: A THREE YEAR OLD HAS AN EXCITING RIDE IN 1931, A NEAR TRAGEDY
IN COLUMBIA HEIGHTS IN 1939, 1940 SEES A STRONG WIND STORM DAMAGING TOWN AND AN UNUSUAL VISITOR AT ST.
MATTHEW'S CHURCH AND A POLIO SCARE GRIPS SCHUYLKILL HAVEN IN 1941
PHOTO ALBUM: A STUNNING SET OF NEW RAILROAD PICTURES JUST ADDED FROM THE WORK OF BRUCE AND
ARCH KANTNER AS COMPILED IN TWO GREAT BOOKS BY GERARD BERNET
TUMBLING RUN PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: THE RUN CLOSES IN 1912 WITH THE POSSIBILITY
OF NEVER REOPENING, A FIFTY MAN BRAWL TAKES PLACE THERE IN 1915, STATE TROOPERS SEEK FUGITIVES IN THE
VALLEY IN 1916 AND IN 1917, 500 BATHERS DEFY THE LAW AND SWIM IN TUMBLING RUN
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 1800 PHOTOS AND OVER 3400 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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