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
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Thank you for your continued interest. On July 3, the site
logged it's 337,000th page view.
LAST UPDATED:  JULY 17
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JULY 1917 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL GIVING
A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
HISTORY PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED IN THE GREAT WAR" SECTION INCLUDING THE "BOYS" LEAVE MT. GRETNA
FOR THEIR NEXT STEP TO FRANCE, RED CROSS MAKES ITEMS FOR THE SOLDIERS, LIBERTY BOND DRIVE FALLING
SHORT AND SEVERAL SOLDIERS WRITE HOME AND TO THE CALL
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING: JOHN JOYCE RECEIVES A HERO BADGE IN 1907
FOR SAVING TWO MEN FROM DROWNING AND 1912 SEES THE CURTAIN DROP ON THE LAST VAUDEVILLE SHOW AT THE
RUN, THE "TURKEY TROT" AND OTHER SHOCKING DANCES ARE BANNED AT THE DANCE PAVILION AND A WILD MAN
ATTACKS A GROUP OF TIMBER MEN WITH A SHOTGUN
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING A CARNIVAL RIOT AND EMBEZZLEMENT AT THE CALL IN 1916,
HEBER FELIX BREAKS UP A SHOPLIFTING RING IN 1917, WOMAN PROTESTS HER BROTHERS DRINKING BY BREAKING
SALOON WINDOW AND AN ASSAULT IS SOLVED AMICABLY
BUSINESSES PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES ADDED FROM THE CALL IN FEBRUARY 1932, TOUTING A VARIETY OF LOCAL
BUSINESSES, ENCOURAGING CITIZENS TO PATRONIZE THEM
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING 1917 SEES POSSIBLE ARRESTS FOR STUDENTS
SMOKING ON SCHOOL GROUNDS AND FOR TRUANCY, COLD SCHOOL ROOMS ARE A PROBLEM IN 1926 AND 1930 SEES A
NEW EAST WARD BUILDING ON THE HORIZON AND IMPROVEMENTS AT THE SOUTH WARD AND HIGH SCHOOL
FIRES PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ON FIRES IN 1917 INCLUDING FREEMAN'S GROCERY STORE CATCHES FIRE, A BON FIRE
CAUSES CONCERN FOR A FARMER AND MICHEL'S GARAGE NEARLY HAS A MAJOR BLAZE AND IN 1928, FIRE TRUCKS
PLAY "TAG" TRYING TO LOCATE A FIRE
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES ADDED TO THE RAILROAD PAGE INCLUDING: WAGES INCREASED FOR READING
CAR SHOP WORKERS IN 1917 AND READING COMPANY FILLS IN PART OF THE OLD CANAL WHILE THE PENNSY SEEKS
NEW INDUSTRIAL SITES IN TOWN IN 1916.  NEW ARTICLES ON THE TROLLEY SECTION INCLUDE THE GRUESOME DEATH
OF MORRIS KNARR ON THE TROLLEY TRACKS NORTH OF TOWN AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SERVICE IS NOTED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES  INCLUDING: A MOVE TO END THE SALE OF LIQUOR TO PAUPERS FROM THE
ALMSHOUSE IN 1913, A WOMAN PREDICTS HER DEATH A YEAR IN ADVANCE WITHIN FIVE MINUTES AND THE IRISH FLAT
BECOMES HOME TO A "BOOZE PARK" IN 1917 AND 1932 SEES THE LIKELY END OF CONNOR BASEBALL FIELD
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  NEW OBITUARIES OF VETERANS LEWIS NOECKER, THOMAS LUCKENS, LIVINGSTON SAYLOR AND
ADAM LLOYD JUST ADDED TO THE PAGE
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PICTURES JUST ADDED INCLUDING IMAGES OF THE TROLLEY NEAR ADAMSDALE AND A SET OF
PICTURES SHOWING THE REMOVAL OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD TRACKS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: JUST ADDED IS THE FOURTH AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE STORY OF GUSTAV
"FRED" ANCHORSTAR, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MAN CAPTURED DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE AND WHO DIED AT
BERGA, A NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP.  HIS TRAGIC TALE IS A MUST READ.
UNION CEMETERY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING LIGHTNING DESTROYS THE TOOL SHED, A PLAN TO
BETTER CARE FOR GRAVES IS ESTABLISHED AND PLANS FOR THE MAUSOLEUM ARE SET.  A NEW SET OF PICTURES OF
INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT HEADSTONES ALSO ADDED.  BURIAL RECORDS UP TO 1996 ARE NOW ALSO AVAILABLE
UPON REQUEST
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

NOW OVER 1700 PHOTOS AND OVER 3000 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
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