|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|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.
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|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 November 21,
the site logged it's 276,000th page view.
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|LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 24
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 1961 AND 1962 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS JUST ADDED
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES SHOWING BERGER'S GROCERY BUSINESS, DOHNER'S SHOE STORE,
READING RAILROAD CAR SHOPS, LAZOS' CANDY KITCHEN AND AERIAL VIEWS ON THE EDGE OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING THE BEGINNING OF THE 1918 FLU EPIDEMIC,
MILL OWNER HOFFMAN MOVES HIS ENTIRE HOUSE, TWO GIRLS INCLUDING A 16 YEAR OLD BRIDE LEAVE FOR PARTS
UNKNOWN AND AN ACCIDENT AT THE ROLLING MILL
BUSINESSES PAGE : NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE MICHEL'S GRAND OPENING, BOWEN'S DAIRY IS
DISCONTINUED, HOFFMAN'S MILL BUILDS A NEW FACTORY, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN GETS ITS TWELFTH UNDERWEAR
MILL, BALL THE BUTCHER REMODELS AND GEORGE BERGER OPENS A NEW AUTO GARAGE
HISTORY PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE A RED, WHITE AND BLUE WORM FOUND IN TOWN DURING THE
WAR AND PLANS FOR A SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL, A TENNIS CLUB STARTS IN TOWN, GRACE EVANGELICAL CHURCH
MAKES RENOVATIONS, A NEW STATE ROAD IS PLANNED AND THE NEW COLUMBIA STREET BRIDGE PROGRESSES
YEARS GONE BY: UPDATED FOR OCTOBER 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
GIVING A NICE FLAVOR OF THE TOWN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: ARTICLES JUST ADDED ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN
WARS AFTER THE WAR INCLUDING THE FORMATION OF A WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AND THE PURCHASE OF THE OLD
COLUMBIA HOTEL AS A HEADQUARTERS
CRIME PAGE: A SERIES OF NEW ARTICLES FROM A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING A PIG THIEF IN SPRING GARDEN,
TWO BOYS SHOOT A FARMER, A MAN THREATENS HIS FAMILY, A BAWDY HOUSE ON THE COLUMBIA STREET BRIDGE
AND DRUNKEN ALMSHOUSE INMATES ROAM SPRING GARDEN DURING THE HOLIDAYS
RAILROAD PAGE: NEW STORIES INCLUDING A READING COMPANY FIREMAN IS DRUNK AND TRIES TO STEAL AN
ENGINE, A NARROW ESCAPE AT THE MAIN STREET CROSSING, THE GAS AND WATER COMPANY IS FOUND NEGLIGENT
IN THE DEATH OF A WATCHMAN AND A YOUNG BOY ON LIBERTY STREET IS HIT BY THE TROLLEY
FIRES PAGE: FRIENDSHIP HOOK AND LADDER TESTS ITS NEW ENGINE IN 1905 AND SCHUYLKILL HOSE ITS NEW
ENGINE IN 1915. BERGER'S UNDERWEAR MILL BURNS IN 1906 AND TWO MINOR CHURCH FIRES OCCUR IN 1944
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
TUMBLING RUN PAGE: NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDE ISSUES WITH TRESPASSING IN 1960, CONSIDERATION
OF A NEW FILTER PLANT FOR THE UPPER DAM IN 1964 AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN HAD THE DAMS BURST IN 1972
DURING HURRICANE AGNES
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
NOW OVER 1500 PHOTOS AND OVER 2600 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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