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 September 24,
the site logged it's 228,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  OCTOBER 1
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PHOTOS OF READING STORAGE YARDS IN 1915, THE OLD SCHOOL ON UNION STREET, STONE
HOME ON MAIN STREET AND THE NEW ROAD TO POTTSVILLE
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN KILLED OR WOUNDED IN ACTION
IN 1944 ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE
CRIME PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES FROM THE LATE TWENTIES INCLUDING A DEAD INFANT, HEARING ON A MURDER
CHARGE, A HOTEL ROBBERY AND THE TOWN PURCHASES TEAR GAS
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR SEPTEMBER 1914 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE
CALL DETAILING EVENTS HAPPENING IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
FIRES PAGE:  ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE A SCHUYLKILL HOSE BANQUET IN 1902, MEETING IN 1928 TO
DISCUSS FIRE POLICE AND "CHAUFFEURS," A CIRCUS CAR CATCHES FIRE AND SEVERAL OTHER STORIES
CIVIL WAR PAGE: JUST ADDED IS THE SUBSCRIPTION LIST OF RESIDENTS HELPING SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN 1861
NEW GRAVESTONES OF VETERANS JUST ADDED ALONG WITH THE OBITUARY OF A UNION VETERAN WHO ALSO
SERVED IN THE GERMAN ARMY
HISTORY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING AN 1853 ESSAY ON THE TOWN, TRAGEDIES STRIKE TOWN AS A
PAINTER, HERMIT AND YOUNG BOY PERISH AND THE METHODIST CHURCH IS FORMED IN 1902 AND THE BOROUGH
GETS A NEW WATER TREATMENT PLANT IN 1967
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1841 ON A TOWN FAIR AND A CAMP MEETING AND A SERIES F 1901
ARTICLES ON ESCAPED PATIENT FROM THE INSANE ASYLUM, LOST CHILDREN, A SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC, AN
EXPLODING TORPEDO AND A THIRSTY STEER
RAILROAD PAGE:  ELEVEN GREAT PICTURES DETAILING A WRECK ON THE READING AT WILLIAM STREET JUST
ADDED ALONG WITH SEVERAL NEW STORIES OF THE READING RAILROAD AND ITS EFFECT ON THE TOWN
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1945 AND 1946 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING A SERIES OF STORIES FROM 1900 ON KEYSTONE HALL,
LOSCH ENGINES, THE CALL CHANGES HANDS, HARTMAN'S CONCOCTIONS AND THE NEW BOX FACTORY.  ALSO, THE
GATEWAY LANES GRAND OPENING IN 1958
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:   STORIES FROM 1875 INCLUDING A STRIKE AT THE ICE HOUSE AND A 1913 STORY ON THE
BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE BOAT HOUSES JUST ADDED PLUS FOUR NEW IMAGES OF THE HOTEL, THE VALLEY
AND THE ICE HOUSE ON THE LOWER DAM
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
SCHUYLKILL CANAL PAGE: NEW STORIES FROM THE MINERS JOURNAL OF THE MID 1800s INCLUDING:
DISTURBANCES BETWEEN BOATMEN AND SHIPPERS ON FREIGHT RATES AND THE GOVERNOR HONORS A
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN BOATMEN IN RESPONSE TO HIS NAMING A BOAT IN HONOR OF HIM
NOW OVER 1200 PHOTOS AND OVER 2200 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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