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 September 8,
the site logged it's 41
4,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 10
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
RAILROADS PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ON THE TROLLEYS SECTION ADDED INCLUDING: AN 1895 ARTICLE ON THE
BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION, A MOTORCYCLIST DIES IN A COLLISION WITH A TROLLEY IN 1919 AND A SERIES OF
ACCIDENTS PLAGUE THE LINE

CIVIL WAR PAGE:  TEN NEW PHOTOGRAPHS OF GRAVESTONES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CIVIL WAR VETERANS HAVE
JUST BEEN ADDED
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES ON A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY IN 1919 INCLUDING WILLOW LAKE EXPANDS AND
BITTLE'S DAM OPENS A BEACH, WALKIN SHOE COMPANY AND THE HOSPITAL ARE ENLARGED, SODA PLANT OPENS AND
OTHER ACTIVITY SPURS GROWTH IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1927 ADDED INCLUDING A PROBLEM WITH SUNDAY BASEBALL, LANDMARK
VOUTE BUILDING IS RAZED, AN AIRPLANE LANDS IN TOWN, SEVEN STARS CRASH INJURES 15 AND A DARK CORNER IN
TOWN POSES A PROBLEM
FIRES PAGE:  A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING FIRE CHIEF'S ORDERS ON CHIMNEYS AND A FAIR FOR THE
RAINBOW TO BUY A NEW TRUCK IN 1919, A "HOT" RADIO CAUSES A FIRE IN 1933 AND SEVERAL OTHER ARTICLES
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR AUGUST 1919 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PHOTOS OF PENNSY RAILROAD CUT, CONNORS CROSSING CANAL LOCKS, OLD GROCERY
STORES AND SEVERAL OTHER INTERESTING IMAGES
ALL ARE FROM THE LEE BECKER COLLECTION
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: 1895 ARTICLES ON A NEW
POST OFFICE LOCATION, AN ISSUE AT THE ALMSHOUSE AND THE NEW GRACE EVANGELICAL CHURCH IS DEDICATED.  
IN 1919, SOUTH WARD TO GET A NEW PLAYGROUND, CANAL BED IS BEING FILLED IN AND THE GAME AND FISH
ASSOCIATION STOCKS PHEASANTS AND IN 1927 THE NEW ST. AMBROSE SCHOOL BEGINS CONSTRUCTION
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING POSSIBLE ENLARGEMENT NEEDED AT NEW HIGH SCHOOL
IN 1919, ATHLETIC FIELD USED AS DUMP AND HARVEST HOME IN THE NORTH WARD SCHOOL GONE WRONG IN 1927 AND
IN 1934 THE CIVIL WORKS ADMINISTRATION ENLARGES THE ATHLETIC FIELD
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES HAS JUST BEEN ADDED FROM 1919 INCLUDING ICE CREAM THIEVES,
AUTO THEFT, DEMAND FOR AN EXPERT STATE TROOPER AND OTHER NUISANCES IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: LETTERS HOME FROM HAVEN SOLDIER BOYS IN FRANCE AND A
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AVIATOR APPEARS IN A WAR FILM PUT OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT
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

NEARLY 2200 PHOTOS AND OVER 3800 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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