|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
|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.
|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 March 4, the
site logged it's 203,000th page view.
|SITE SEARCH ADDED !!!
Site search is a useful feature. This allows you to search this website for
a specific name, street, place, year or any item you may seek. Simply
place the name in the search box below and hit search. The results will
be presented on a new page. Click on the link to navigate to that page.
To highlight the search result, press Ctrl + F.
For those visitors to my site who use Facebook, please note that I have started a group on there entitled, Schuylkill Haven
History. The purpose of the page will be to exchange information and pictures of Schuylkill Haven. It will also serve as a
forum to initiate discussion on any aspect of the history of our town, ranging from its inception to the present day. I will
also post update notices to web site pages as they happen. Please feel free to request to join the group.
|LAST UPDATED: MARCH 9
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
BUSINESS PAGE : NEW ARTICLES ON BAST AND DETWILER, EHLY'S BAKERY, R. R. STERNER AND KURTZ
JEWELERS JUST ADDED WITH INTERESTING HISTORICAL DETAILS
CRIME PAGE: A SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM THE MINERS JOURNAL CONCLUDE ON THE MARTIN PEIFER MURDER
CASE. HE IS SENTENCED TO HANG....BUT WILL HE?
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: NEW STORIES INCLUDE: ROBERT MYERS KILLED IN SICILY, FRANKLIN WEAVER IS
GERMAN PRISONER, CLYDE DEWALD'S PLANE IS MISSING, EARL LORD EARNS SEVEN OAK LEAVES, CAMP NAMED FOR
FALLEN TOWN MAN WILLIAM LOWE AND DR. JOE MATONIS WRITES HOME FROM AFRICA
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR FEBRUARY 1914 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE
CALL INCLUDING COUNCIL NEWS, RUNAWAY HORSES, NEAR TRAGEDIES AND BOY SCOUT NEWS
TUMBLING RUN PAGE: A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE "HEX CAT" STORY FROM NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY INCLUDING ONE THAT BRINGS A SCHUYLKILL HAVEN FELINE INTO THE MATTER
FIRES PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED FROM THE 1960s INCLUDING A FIRE AT BEDWAY BANANA, MYSTERIOUS DUMP
FIRES, FIRE ON AVENUE E AND A MAN ARRESTED FOR PULLING FALSE ALARMS
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PHOTOS OF EARL STOYER WITH BOXER JACK DEMPSEY, TUMBLING RUN TROLLEY, TWO
VIEWS OF THE LONG RUN HOTEL AND A GROUP OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN GENTS A CENTURY AGO
CIVIL WAR PAGE: TWO DETAILED STORIES OF CHARLES BROWN'S WINNING THE MEDAL OF HONOR AND
OBITUARIES FOR VETERANS WILLIAM STITZER AND DAVID BARR JUST ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: AN INTERESTING SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM THE 1850s INCLUDING: SUICIDE IN THE LUTHERAN
CHURCH, A PRIZE FIGHT THAT NEVER WAS, A TROTTING RACE, BIBLE SOCIETY FORMS AND A SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
MAN INVENTS A COUNTERFEIT COIN DETECTOR
RAILROAD PAGE: NEW STORIES FROM THE MINERS JOURNAL: AN 1848 ACCIDENT KILLS FOUR MEN WHEN A
FIRED ENGINEER IS REINSTATED, BOYS STEALING IRON FROM THE RAILROAD AND THE NEW DEPOT TAKES SHAPE
DESPITE AN ACCIDENT DURING CONSTRUCTION
HISTORY PAGE: NEW STORIES ADDED INCLUDING TWO LETTERS SENT HOME FROM SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
DOUGHBOYS ON THE FRONT AND THE LATEST CONTINGENT FROM TOWN REACHES FRANCE IN WORLD WAR ONE. THE
OBITUARY FOR JACOB DREIBELBIS WHO LAID OUT THE TOWN AND AN INTERESTING ARTICLE ON THE ALMSHOUSE
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: 1940 YEARBOOK PICTURES INCLUDING PHOTOS OF THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL GAME
VERSUS CRESSONA PLUS IMAGES FROM THE 1941 YEARBOOK JUST ADDED
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE: NEW STORIES FROM THE MINERS JOURNAL OF 1853 INCLUDING: CAPTAIN BURKERT
SETS A RECORD FOR TRIPS TO PHILADELPHIA, A HORSE THIEF DROWNS IN THE CANAL, BOATMEN STRIKE OVER FEES
AND SCHUYLKILL NAVIGATION COMPANY AND BOATMEN DISAGREE ON THE END OF THE SEASON
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: STORY OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CEMETERY IN
1854 JUST ADDED WITH MANY INTERESTING DETAILS. NEW HEADSTONES TO BE ADDED IN SPRING.
LANDMARKS PAGE: FORMER LOCATIONS OF SEVERAL OLD BUSINESSES IN TOWN AND THE REMAINS OF THE
LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD JUST ADDED
NOW OVER 1100 PHOTOS THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific updates