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 January 31,
the site logged it's 243,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  JANUARY 31
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
FIRES PAGE:  MORE ARTICLES ON THE FORMATION OF THE FRIENDSHIP HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY HAVE JUST
BEEN ADDED IN ADDITION TO FIRES ON LIBERTY STREET AND AVENUE C
CIVIL WAR PAGE: OBITUARIES FOR DANIEL SHARADIN, JONATHAN HOFFMAN, WILLIAM DEIBERT AND JOHN
DOUDLE JUST ADDED IN ADDITION TO A NEW SET OF TOMBSTONES OF VETERANS IN UNION CEMETERY
CRIME PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES BETWEEN 1904 AND 1920 INCLUDING A DISTRESSED FARMER, A NEED FOR A
LARGER POLICE FORCE, INSURANCE FRAUD AND TROUBLE OVER THE PEST HOUSE JUST ADDED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JANUARY 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
INCLUDING NEWS ON ICE HOUSES, COASTING ACCIDENTS, BUSINESS NEWS AND OTHER NEWS GIVING A FLAVOR OF
THE TIMES
HISTORY PAGE: THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF EARLY SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CITIZEN, ISAAC PAXSON'S
RECOLLECTIONS OF TOWN HISTORY FROM 1910 JUST ADDED
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING ONE OF THE FIRST GAMES PLAYED BY SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
FOOTBALL CLUB IN 1903, TWO MEN FROM TOWN WOUNDED IN VIETNAM, 100 YEAR OLD BARN RAZED AND ITS STORY
TOLD, A RUNAWAY STOPPED WITH AN UMBRELLA AND AN ACCIDENT CAUSES GRIEF
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES INCLUDING A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW READING PASSENGER
STATION IN 1902.  OTHER STORIES INCLUDE A READING WRECK AT CAPE HORN IN 1901, THE PENNSY SETS A NEW
TRESPASSING POLICY, THE TROLLEY COMPANY AND TOWN TALK ABOUT CROSSING POLICY AND BOYS ARE HURT
JUMPING THE TROLLEY IN TOWN
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1951 AND 1952 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING: NEW FIRST NATIONAL BANK OPENS IN 1904, PENNSY HILL IS
DEVELOPED AND THE BRICK COMPANY OPENS FOR BUSINESS IN 1906, THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE MODERNIZES IN
1925 AND 1960 SEES THE CLOSING OF PARRIS LAZOS' CANDY KITCHEN AFTER 41 YEARS
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:  GREAT NEW PHOTOS OF "THE FUN FACTORY" AT THE RESORT AND MORE IMAGES OF
THE UPPER DAM DURING DRAINING IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
PHOTO ALBUM: HIGH RESOLUTION NEW PHOTOS OF A SNOWSTORM IN 1920, REMOVAL OF TROLLEY TRACKS IN
1932 AND THE DEMISE OF THE PENNSY ARCH NORTH OF TOWN IN 1987 JUST ADDED
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN IN THE SERVICE ARE ADDED.  A
MISSING SOLDIER IS LOCATED AND FRANCIS STERNER IS REPORTED KILLED IN ACTION.  AT HOME, THE FIFTH WAR
BOND DRIVE IS WELL ON ITS WAY TO SUCCESS
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
FIRST PHYSICIANS
NOW OVER 1300 PHOTOS AND OVER 2300 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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