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 June 24, the
site logged it's 2
60,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  JULY 1
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
CIVIL WAR PAGE:  A NEW SET OF OBITUARIES OF VETERANS HAVE JUST BEEN ADDED INCLUDING B. F. LESSIG,
JAMES CORR, THOMAS MILLER, CHARLES MABERRY AND CYRUS WHITMAN
RAILROAD PAGE:  NEW STORIES INCLUDING A NEW READING FREIGHT HOUSE AND ANDREW SCHWILK RETIRES
AFTER 43 YEARS.  A TROLLEY STRIKES A SLEIGHING PARTY AND A CAR DERAILS ON DOCK STREET PLUS A SIGN
WARNS PASSENGERS OF IMPENDING DOOM
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE: JUST ADDED ARE PICTURES FROM THE 1959 AND 1960 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOKS
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JUNE 1915 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
INCLUDING COUNCIL NEWS, A NEW CLOCK IN TOWN, BASEBALL GAMES AND PLANS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES FROM OVER A CENTURY AGO INCLUDING A NEW MOVING PICTURE THEATRE
AND A NEW PERFORMANCE THEATRE, BARBERS UNITE TO END SHAVING CONTRACTS, A NEW PLANT WILL EMPLOY
MANY AND SAUL AND ZANG PAPER BOX COMPANY THRIVES
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN IN THE WAR INCLUDING THE STORY OF
JACK KREMER'S SILVER STAR, VINCENT MCGLONE GETS A BRONZE STAR, LEONARD DEIBLER ON HAZARDOUS DUTY
IN TOKYO BAY, IVAN QUINTER HELPS SHELL JAPAN AND OTHER MEN COME HOME ON LEAVE OR ON POINTS
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW SET OF PICTURES SHOWING THE BUILDING OF THE POST OFFICE IN 1935-1936 JUST ADDED.  
ALSO ALBUM NOW BROKEN INTO TWO PAGES DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF PHOTOS
FIRES PAGE:  ARTICLES FROM 1911 DETAILING EFFORTS BY THE SCHUYLKILL HOSE COMPANY TO PROCURE A NEW
MODERN FIRE ENGINE, AN EDITORIAL ON IMPROVING FIRE SERVICE IN 1915 AND EARLY FIRES AT THE HILL FARM AND
THE MELLON BUILDING
CRIME PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES FROM THE SIXTIES ADDED INCLUDING THE DEATH OF LONG TIME POLICE CHIEF
FRANK DEIBERT, A DISPUTE OVER A DOG AND ROBBERIES AT STOYER'S GARAGE, MUSIC HAVEN AND FEHR'S
JEWELRY STORE
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDING THE END OF THE STORY ON PLEASANT ROW AND TWO
MASSIVE ACCIDENTS ON ROUTE 61
HISTORY PAGE: FINAL INSTALLMENT OF EARLY SCHUYLKILL HAVEN CITIZEN, ISAAC PAXSON'S RECOLLECTIONS
OF TOWN HISTORY FROM 1911 JUST ADDED WITH MORE NARRATIVE ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE READING
RAILROAD AND WESTERN END OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN. ALSO THE AMERICAN LEGION DECIDES TO ERECT A QUONSET
HUT AS THEIR HEADQUARTERS
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
FIRST PHYSICIANS
NOW OVER 1400 PHOTOS AND OVER 2500 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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