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 March 22, the
site logged it's 248,000th page view.
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ANNOUNCEMENT !
Please see the flyer at left for a
historical exhibition to take place on
April 11.  In addition to the
photographic display, I will be showing
a large portion of my Schuylkill Haven
memorabilia collection.
Mark your calendars !

Also: April 18, I will be leading a historic
walk in Schuylkill Haven, with details of
where and when to meet to follow.

Finally, June 6, I will be giving a
presentation on the Schuylkill Canal in
conjunction with the Schuylkill River
sojourn at the Auburn Dam at 12 noon.
LAST UPDATED:  MARCH 28
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1955 AND 1956 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR MARCH 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
INCLUDING COUNCIL NEWS, THE TOWN BASEBALL TEAM, PROBLEMS WITH SLOT MACHINES AND FREE MAIL CARRIER
SERVICE IS SOON TO COME TO TOWN
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES DETAILING PROGRESS IN THE DOWN TOWN IN THE SIXTIES INCLUDING HINKLE'S
PHARMACY, MUSIC HAVEN, A NEW LAUNDROMAT, REMODELED BENSINGER'S PHARMACY AND THE SCHUYLKILL  
HAVEN TRUST COMPANY
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN IN THE WAR INCLUDING EUGENE
ROEDER KILLED IN ACTION ON LUZON, JOSEPH DALLAGO FIGHTS ON A PT BOAT IN THE PACIFIC, JOHN PATTERSON IS
THE FIRST HAVEN MAN DISCHARGED ON POINTS, THE VFW BUYS A NEW HOME AND THE BODY OF RUSSELL MENGLE,
KILLED IN FRANCE COMES HOME
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES SHOWING THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED BAST'S MILL ON NORTH BERNE
STREET ON MARCH 7, 1957
FIRES PAGE:  SCHUYLKILL HOSE COMPANY HOLDS A CHRISTMAS BANQUET IN 1908.  IN 1915 A FIRE IN SPRING
GARDEN, PROBLEMS WITH THE FIRE WHISTLE AND LIBERTY HOSE COMPANY BUYS NEW APPARATUS
CRIME PAGE:  SEVERAL NEW ARTICLES FROM THE EARLY SIXTIES DETAILING SOME MINOR CRIMES HAVE JUST
BEEN ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: THREE NEW, DETAILED ARTICLES TELLING THE STORIES OF MAJOR FLOODS IN SCHUYLKILL
HAVEN IN 1924, 1933 AND 1935
HISTORY PAGE: THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF EARLY SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CITIZEN, ISAAC PAXSON'S
RECOLLECTIONS OF TOWN HISTORY FROM 1910 JUST ADDED
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES INCLUDING A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW READING FREIGHT STATION
IN 1914, A STRIKE AT THE CAR SHOPS IN 1913, CONCERN OF A MONOPOLY IN 1843 AND CONCERN OVER THE FUTURE
OF THE CAR SHOPS IN 1926
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDE SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CONSIDERING TUMBLING RUN AS
A WATER SOURCE IN 1910, THIRTY FIVE YEARS BEFORE ACTUALLY HAPPENING AND A RASH OF FOREST FIRES
PLAGUE THE RUN IN 1958
CIVIL WAR PAGE: OBITUARIES FOR DANIEL SHARADIN, JONATHAN HOFFMAN, WILLIAM DEIBERT AND JOHN
DOUDLE JUST ADDED IN ADDITION TO A NEW SET OF TOMBSTONES OF VETERANS IN UNION CEMETERY
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 1300 PHOTOS AND OVER 2400 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific updates
On Saturday, April 18, I will be conducting a historic walking tour of the Union/Jerusalem Cemeteries. Grave sites of
prominent Schuylkill Haven people will be pointed out and brief bio given. From that vantage point I will also be able to
point out quite a few locations in town involving the railroads, canal, etc., that are easily viewed from that elevation.
Rumor has it we may also gain access to the mausoleum, which I have never been in.
Time will be announced shortly, but it will be in the morning. Parking location will also be given. Plan on attending and
spread the word to your friends!