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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a specific name, street, place, year or any item you may seek.  Simply
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Thank you for your continued interest. On March 27, the
site logged it's 32
9,000th page view.
LAST UPDATED:  MARCH 29
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  A SOUVENIR BOOKLET FROM 1900 COMPLETE WITH RARE PHOTOS IS NOW POSTED ALONG
WITH NEW ARTICLES ON TUMBLING RUN LOSING ITS BASEBALL TEAM IN 1908, AN ARSONIST IS CAUGHT IN 1909 AND
1910 SEES CONCERNED BOAT HOUSE OWNERS AND A TOP NOTCH VAUDEVILLE SHOW AT THE RUN
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR MARCH 1917 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
CRIME PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED, ALL FROM 1917 AND MOST FROM SPRING GARDEN INCLUDING: CHICKEN
THIEVES CAUGHT, MAN AND WOMAN CAUGHT IN COMPROMISING POSITION, POTATO THIEVES HAVE A ROAST, GARDEN
THIEVES CAUGHT AND ILLEGAL DOG OWNERS ARRESTED
BUSINESSES PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING:  AN INTERESTING 1928 ARTICLE ON THE SUCCESS OF
THE COLDREN KNITTING MILLS AND STORIES FROM 1917 ON THE LOST OPPORTUNITY FOR AN AUTO TRUCK PLANT IN
TOWN, NEW OWNERS OF A MENS' SHOP ON MAIN STREET AND NEW MACHINERY FOR A SHOE FACTORY IS INSTALLED
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING DETAILS OF THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING IN
1917 AND THE NEW EAST WARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDING IN 1931
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES ADDED TO THE RAILROAD PAGE INCLUDING: TWO ARTICLES ON THE NEWS THE
READING CAR SHOPS WILL HIRE 100 NEW MEN AND RETURN THE LOCAL SHOPS TO THEIR PREVIOUS LEVEL OF
ACTIVITY.  NEW ARTICLES ON THE TROLLEY SECTION INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY OF A NEW LINE FROM TOWN TO
READING, A FOREIGNER IS SAVED WHEN FOUND SLEEPING ON THE TRACKS AND A MOTORMAN IS ROBBED
FIRES PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ON FIRES IN 1917 INCLUDING ORWIGSBURG MAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON IN FIRE AT THE
BOWEN WASHERY AND QUICK ACTION PREVENTS MAJOR FIRES AT THE UNION KNITTING MILL AND THE ROLLING MILL
HISTORY PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ADDED IN THE "MUNICIPAL" SECTION INCLUDING A TOWN FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION IN 1838 AND MAIL DELIVERY STARTS IN THE WEST WARD WHILE THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FREE
DELIVERY STARTING IN TOWN IS CELEBRATED IN 1916.  THE BOY SCOUTS OFFER THEIR HELP IN CASE OF WAR AND
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN PREPARES FOR WAR IN 1917 IN THE "GREAT WAR" SECTION
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES  INCLUDING: A REVEALING ARTICLE ON THE ALMSHOUSE GRAVEYARD ON
PRESENT DAY ROUTE 61 IN 1927, A WASHERY WORKER NARROWLY AVOIDS BEING GROUND TO DEATH IN 1917, A PLANE
MAKES AN EMERGENCY LANDING NEAR TOWN AND BEVERIDGE HOTEL HAS A CAR ON ITS FRONT PORCH, BOTH IN 1930
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
See individual pages for specific update