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
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.
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.
All rights reserved.
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 August 23, the
site logged it's 267,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  SEPTEMBER 2
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES SHOWING SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S INDUSTRIAL MIGHT IN 1925 ALONG WITH
AN ASSORTMENT OF OTHER NEW PHOTOGRAPHS JUST ADDED
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  ARTICLES JUST ADDED ABOUT THE HOMECOMING CELEBRATION IN 1946 ANS
STORIES OF BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT LAVERNE WEISER, SILVER STAR RECIPIENT EARL LINDER AND THE DEATH OF
EARL KRAMER A YEAR AFTER WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION IN ITALY
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR AUGUST 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
CRIME PAGE:   A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING A WAYWARD GIRL, JELLY THIEVES,
TROUBLES WITH SALOONS AND SQUIRES BUSY AT THEIR JOBS
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1916 JUST ADDED INCLUDING A "HOODOOED" AUTOMOBILE, A STORY OF A
DEDICATION BY A BRESSLER'S BAND MEMBER AND CLOSE CALLS WITH DEATH BY SEVERAL SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
RESIDENTS
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  A NEW SET OF OBITUARIES OF VETERANS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED INCLUDING ISAAC
PHILLIPS, MORGAN ALSPACH AND CHARLES WILLIAMS AND AN OLD COMPANY C VETERAN RETURNS TO TOWN IN 1909
WITH TALES OF HIS EXPLOITS
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES INCLUDING THE READING COMPANY'S NEED FOR 100 NEW CAR SHOP WORKERS
AND A BOY NARROWLY ESCAPES BEING HIT BY AN ENGINE.  A SUICIDE OCCURS ON THE LEHIGH VALLEY BRIDGE AND
THE TROLLEY COMPANY ADDS NEW SAFETY CARS TO THE SCHUYLKILL HAVEN LINE
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO ADDED INCLUDING THE FIRST ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BANQUET, ACCUSATIONS OF POOR WORK ON THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL, A FATHER VERBALLY ASSAULTS TEACHERS,
THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRESSES AND A DISCUSSION IN 1925 ON HOW MUCH ATHLETICS IS ENOUGH
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING EXPANSION OF THE ROLLING MILL, A NEW
PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY OPENS, BOX FACTORY CHANGES OWNERS, A NEW THEATRE IS STARTED, BRIQUET
MANUFACTURER MAY LOCATE IN TOWN AND LOCAL MILLS CONSIDER IMPORTING "COLORED" HELP
HISTORY PAGE: ARTICLES FROM 1911 DETAILING PROBLEMS AT THE POST OFFICE AND A PETITION TO BUILD
ANOTHER BRIDGE OVER THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER AND TWO 1916 ARTICLES ON SCHUYLKILL HAVEN PREPARING FOR
PARTICIPATION IN THE WAR JUST ADDED
FIRES PAGE:  ARTICLES INVOLVING THE FRIENDSHIP HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY GETTING ITS START, MINOR
FIRES IN 1916 AND A LIBERTY TRUCK CRASHES ENROUTE TO A 1917 FIRE
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDE ISSUES WITH TRESPASSING IN 1960, CONSIDERATION
OF A NEW FILTER PLANT FOR THE UPPER DAM IN 1964 AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN HAD THE DAMS BURST IN 1972
DURING HURRICANE AGNES
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE: GREAT NEW PHOTOS INCLUDING THE MULE YARDS ON UNION STREET, CANAL
EMPLOYEES POSE FOR PHOTO, TWO STUNNING VIEWS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH OF TOWN AND PICTURES OF THE
LOCKS NORTH OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW HEADSTONES ADDED INCLUDING SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S ONLY SPANISH
AMERICAN WAR DEATH, A DOUGHBOY KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE AND ONE OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S
FIRST PHYSICIANS
NOW OVER 1400 PHOTOS AND OVER 2500 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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