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 July 19, the
site logged it's 220,000th page view.
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LAST UPDATED:  JULY 22
MANY PAGES JUST UPDATED
YEARS GONE BY:  UPDATED FOR JULY 1914 WITH A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING ARTICLES FROM THE CALL
DETAILING EVENTS HAPPENING IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
NOTABLE NEWS: NEW ARTICLES FROM 1875 THROUGH 1901 INCLUDING A SAGACIOUS DOG, A CHARGING BULL,
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN FORMS A TOWN FOOTBALL TEAM AND OTHER CONTEMPORARY NEWS ITEMS
RAILROAD PAGE: NEW ARTICLES JUST ADDED FOR ALL THREE RAILROADS IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, THE
STORAGE YARDS AND THE TROLLEYS GIVING INSIGHT TO THE DANGERS OF WORKING ON THE RAILROAD IN THE TIME
PERIOD OF 1892 THROUGH 1902
HISTORY PAGE: NEW ARTICLES INCLUDING TWO FROM THE 1840s DETAILING LIFE IN SCHUYLKILL HAVEN AND
1960s ARTICLES ON ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AND PROTEST AND THE PURCHASE OF GROUND FOR A MUNICIPAL
PARKING LOT
SCHOOL DAYS PAGE:  NEW ARTICLES ON SCHOOL HISTORY FROM THE 1850s JUST ADDED ALONG WITH PICTURES
FROM THE 1944 BLUE AND GOLD YEARBOOK
BUSINESS PAGE :  NEW ARTICLES ADDED INCLUDING A SERIES OF STORIES ON THE FORMATION OF SCHUYLKILL
HAVEN'S FIRST BANK IN 1845 AND 1957 ARTICLES ON THE MODERNIZATION OF WILLOW LAKE SWIMMING POOL AND
ATKINS FIVE AND DIME ON MAIN STREET
PHOTO ALBUM: NEW PHOTOS OF THE RED BRIDGE AND RED POND, THE PENNSY ARCH AND NEW BRIDGE ON
CENTER AVENUE IN 1931 AND THE END OF THE STEEL MILL, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN'S OLDEST MANUFACTURER,  IN 1925
CRIME PAGE:  A SERIES OF ARTICLES FROM OVER 100 YEARS AGO INCLUDING MISBEHAVING YOUTH, A GUN
TOTING POTTSVILLIAN, CONSTABLE BUTZ HURT IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND SEVERAL OTHER INTERESTING STORIES
FROM THE PERIOD
WORLD WAR TWO PAGE: NEW STORIES OF 1944 INCLUDING TALES OF SCHUYLKILL HAVEN MEN BEING TAKEN
PRISONER, WOUNDED AND DYING IN BATTLES ACROSS EUROPE AS WELL AS SOLDIER'S LETTERS HOME TELLING OF
EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA AND WITH THE SEABEES IN THE PACIFIC
TUMBLING RUN PAGE:   A SEA FABULOUS SET OF EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY PHOTOS JUST ADDED
INCLUDING DAIRY WAGON, WELLINGTON BOAT HOUSE, TROLLEY CAR, THE FARM AND A SET OF GYPSIES CAMPING AT
TUMBLING RUN
FIRES PAGE:  ARTICLES JUST ADDED INCLUDE A NEAR CATASTROPHE IN 1853, A HOME FIRE FROM 1892 AND A
TOWN CONTROVERSY OVER THE FIRE WHISTLE ALARM SYSTEM IN 1914
CIVIL WAR PAGE: JUST ADDED IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE MINUTES OF GAR POST NUMBER 26 OF SCHUYLKILL
HAVEN FROM 1921 THROUGH 1930, RECORDING THE END OF THE ORGANIZATION
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 NEARLY 1200 PHOTOS AND OVER 2100 ARTICLES THROUGHOUT THE SITE !!
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