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 February 2,
the site logged it's 285,000th page view.
ANNOUNCEMENT !!
On February 13, the annual History Fair will be held at the Fairlane Mall in Pottsville, featuring displays by many
historical societies from the county.  I will be there with a large display of my Schuylkill Haven memorabilia
collection.  Make plans to attend a great event!
LAST UPDATED:  FEBRUARY 9
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES JUST ADDED SHOWING ORIGINAL COLDREN MILL, PARKWAY UNDER
RECLAMATION,, HOMES DECORATED FOR THE WORLD WAR ONE HOMECOMING CELEBRATION, SKATING ON THE RED
POND AND CONNOR'S CROSSING TRESTLE, ALL CIRCA 1920
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING A MASSIVE LIGHTNING STRIKE IN 1849, EXPERT EYE SURGERY IN 1852,
85 YEAR OLD MAN CURED OF DEAFNESS, A RUNAWAY TEAM CAUSES EXCITEMENT AT A FUNERAL, A LOG TEAM
CRASHES ON MAIN STREET AND A BRUSH WITH DEATH ON THE MARKET STREET HILL
BUSINESSES PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE THE OPENING OF THE ROLLING MILL IN 1873 AND A
SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM 1920 SUCH AS THE OPENING OF THE COLUMBIA HOUSE, FIRST NATIONAL BANK INSTALLS A
BURGLAR ALARM AND THE SALOON MAKEUP OF TOWN IS ALTERED
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES FROM OVER A CENTURY AGO ADDED INCLUDING: DETAILED ACCOUNT OF
THE FLOOD OF 1850, MAN RESCUES HIS NURSE FROM DROWNING, AN ATTACKING EAGLE, CLOSE CALL FOR THEATRE
MANAGER AND RARE SIGHTING OF A LOON
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JANUARY 1916 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
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
HISTORY PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN AFTER A NEAR DROWNING AT WILLOW
LAKE, MENTAL HOSPITAL AT THE ALMSHOUSE CLOSES, CONNOR'S CROSSING'S NEW BRIDGE HOLDS DANGER AND THE
NEW COLUMBIA STREET BRIDGE OPENS TO TRAFFIC.  JOHN BOLTON'S BODY RETURNS HOME AFTER MAKING THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR
CRIME PAGE:   A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM 1965 INCLUDING A WAVE OF VANDALISM AND A ONE MAN CRIME
SPREE BY A 13 YEAR OLD BOY WHO EVEN STEALS THE SAME CAR TWICE
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEARLY A DOZEN NEW STORIES PRIOR TO 1872 ON THE READING RAILROAD INCLUDING SEVERAL
ON THE BEGINNINGS OF THE COAL TRADE IN TOWN AND MANY OTHERS ON THE CONSTANT TRAGEDY ON THE RAILROAD
INCLUDING A COAL TRAIN PLUNGING DOWN THE EMBANKMENT NEAR THE STONE BRIDGE IN TOWN
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1963 AND 1964 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS JUST ADDED
FIRES PAGE:  SHORT VIGNETTES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING LOCOMOTIVES CAUSING FIRES, A BLAZING HAY
WAGON, A NEW FIRE WHISTLE AND AN EXPLODING HOME REMEDY
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  NEW PHOTO ARRAYS FROM THE LORRAINE AND EPINAL AMERICAN CEMETERIES IN
FRANCE HONORING SCHUYLKILL HAVEN SERVICEMEN KILLED IN ACTION: WILLIAM STERNER, FRANCIS STERNER, MARK
FIDLER AND GEORGE MITCHELL COMPLIMENTS OF OUR DUTCH FRIEND JOHAN HEIJKERS AND HIS FAMILY MAUD AND
ROSE
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
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 1500 PHOTOS AND OVER 2700 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
CHECK EACH PAGE FOR BEST RESULTS
See individual pages for specific update