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 January 10,
the site logged it's 42
5,000th page view.
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ANNOUNCEMENT!!
The annual Schuylkill County History Faire will be held at the Fairlane Village Mall on RT 61 on
February 8 from 10:00 until 4:00.  I will be displaying a large portion of my Schuylkill Haven
memorabilia and photo collection.  Many other historical organizations will be there.
LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 19
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JANUARY 1920 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO ALONG WITH SOME NICE PERIOD ADS
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED FROM 1936 SHOWING PROGRESS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN DURING
THE DEPRESSION INCLUDING NEW GROCERY STORES, NEW FURNITURE AND APPAREL STORE, IMPROVEMENTS AT THE
REFOWICH THEATRE AND EBLING'S CAR DEALERSHIP AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A SHOE FACTORY COMING TO TOWN
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING: IMPROVEMENTS TO TWO SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS IN 1927,
1937 SENIOR BOYS TOLD HOW TO LEAD A CLEAN LIFE AND IN 1938 THE FIRST UNION PICKET LINE EVER IN SCHUYLKILL
HAVEN APPEARS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1895 INCLUDING POST OFFICE NUISANCES AND A HORSE IN THE CANAL AND
IN THE THIRTIES: CLOSE CALL FOR COASTER, HARASSED SQUIRREL, SPEED FIENDS ON DOCK STREET AND MORE
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING ENLARGEMENT OF THE JERUSALEM CEMETERY,
IMPROVEMENTS AT THE UNION CEMETERY AND THE UNION OBSERVES THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING.  
BURIAL RECORDS UP TO 1996 ARE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
THE GREAT WAR: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE: HOME FRONT RESIDENTS SEND CHRISTMAS PARCELS, SEND
OFF GIVEN FOR MORE RECRUITS, ANOTHER BURKET IS A CASUALTY AND LETTERS SENT HOME FROM THE FRONT LINES
CRIME PAGE: A NEW SERIES OF ARTICLES JUST  ADDED FROM THE LATE 1930s INCLUDING: REFOWICH THEATRE
ROBBED AND AN ATTEMPT AT THE MILLER SHOE FACTORY, VEGETABLE THIEVES, TWO WOMEN EXCHANGE TRASHING
THEIR HOMES, FAMILY SQUABBLE RESULTS IN TROUBLE, MAN BADLY BEATEN AND DRUNK DRIVER JAILED
RAILROADS PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED IN THE TROLLEY SEGMENT INCLUDING: COMPANY MADE TO DO SNOW
REMOVAL, MORE POWER FOR THE LINE, BETTER FARES FOR HAVEN RESIDENTS, AN ISSUE WITH STOPS, POSSIBLE LINE
TO PINEGROVE AND SEVERAL ACCIDENTS INCLUDING ONE WITH A MOTORCYCLE
FIRES PAGE:  A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM 1936 INCLUDING: A DISASTROUS BARN FIRE IN DEIBERT'S VALLEY,
PROGRESS OF THE REFURBISHING OF EQUIPMENT OF THE RAINBOW HOSE COMPANY, AND A BAD FIRE AT WILLOW
LAKE AVOIDED
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION JUST ADDED INCLUDING: 1934 ARTICLES ON NEW POST
OFFICE SITE IS SOUGHT, A PARADE MARKS THE OPENING OF THE LIBRARY AND PARKWAY IS BEAUTIFIED. IN 1936
"TALKIES" COME TO THE ALMSHOUSE, CONNORS CROSSING MAY GET A TRAFFIC LIGHT AND STOYER'S DAM HAS A
LARGE FISH KILL
PHOTO ALBUM: ANOTHER OUTSTANDING SET OF PHOTOS OF THE CAR SHOPS OF THE READING RAILROAD AT
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN JUST ADDED, RECENTLY APPEARING IN THE WELL DONE BOOK BY BENJAMIN BERNHART
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  TEN NEW PHOTOGRAPHS OF GRAVESTONES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CIVIL WAR VETERANS HAVE
JUST BEEN ADDED
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

OVER 2200 PHOTOS AND OVER 4000 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update