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 April 7, the
site logged it's 36
2,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  APRIL 17
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
BUSINESSES PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM THE EARLY FIFTIES INCLUDING: NEW BUSINESSES, YODER'S MACHINE
SHOP, HAVEN DECORATORS AND GIBSON FLOOR COVERINGS OPEN THEIR DOORS, HAVEN TV AND APPLIANCE OPENS A
NEW LOCATION, HAVEN CAB BUYS NEW VEHICLES AND PHYLLIS ROMANO BECOMES THE FIRST WOMAN OWNED
FUNERAL HOME IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN

YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR APRIL 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 EIGHTH 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
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: AN ESCAPE ARTIST AT THE
INSANE ASYLUM AND A MESSY PROBLEM ON GARFIELD AVENUE.  ADDED IN THE TRAGEDIES SECTION IS A STATE
TROOPER AND THEN AN ALMSHOUSE RESIDENT KILLED ON CENTER AVENUE AND TOWN BUSINESSMAN DANIEL
SHARADIN ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS HIMSELF
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED NOTING THE RETURN OF THE REMAINS OF FOUR OF SCHUYLKILL
HAVEN'S NATIVE SONS WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE DURING THE WAR AND WHOSE BODIES ARE BROUGHT
HOME FOR BURIAL YEARS AFTER THE WAR
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: A GAMBLING RAID, R. R. STERNER'S IS ROBBED AND SCHUYLKILL
HAVEN'S MEN IN BLUE GET NEW UNIFORMS, ALL IN 1939, PALM READERS ARE BROUGHT BACK TO TOWN TO FACE
CHARGES IN 1941 AND STOYER'S GARAGE HIT BY SAFECRACKERS IN 1947
FIRES PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ON SOME MINOR FIRES IN THE LATE FORTIES AND EARLY FIFTIES JUST ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING: AN ALMSHOUSE PROBLEM IN 1916, RAIN REMINISCENT OF THE CIVIL
WAR IN 1928, A BOY NEARLY FREEZES TO DEATH IN 1930, MULE BONES UNEARTHED AT "THE ECK" IN 1931 AND A FAMILY
TRIES TO CURE THEIR DAUGHTER'S DEAFNESS WITH AN AIRPLANE RIDE IN 1932
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: A LARGE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1974 AND 1975 SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BLUE
AND GOLD YEARBOOKS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED
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
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 1800 PHOTOS AND OVER 3
500 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update