Recent Website Updates
This page is included within this website to quickly and easily inform repeat users of which pages or topics have been recently updated and the date that the update occurred. This will make it easier for those dedicated users to determine what information they have already accessed & what information is new to them. We hope that this option is a beneficial feature we can provide to our visitors.
"LIfetime Members" now include Rex Nagle, the AAHS's 61st Lifetime Member who has been welcomed to our group!
"MIA" (Missing In Action) - The page titled MIA (Missing In Action) has been completed with the names of Auburn-area residents who were at one time reported as "Missing In Action" during their military service. Additional information about those individuals is provided if known to include their final disposition.
"Retailers and Wholesalers" - Our "Retailers and Wholesalers" page has been updated to now include an alphabetical listing of all retailers, wholesalers and other merchants who've plied their trade within the Auburn area. This list includes the proper name of the establishment (if known), the location of the establishment (if known) and the approximate time span during which the establishment operated (if known).
"Maps" - Our "Maps" web page has been updated with approximately one dozen additional maps pertaining to the historic Auburn area and/or early Schuylkill County to include some really great Canal maps and Railroad maps!
"Haywoods Furnace" Mystery - Our "Do You Know...?" web-page has been updated to include an entry regarding "Haywoods Furnace"...an apparently large commercial venture once located just south of Auburn in the mid-1800s of which we have virtually no information. Visit the page to determine if you can shed any light upon our latest mystery.
"Deiter Snyder Street" Mystery Update - On the AAHS webpage titled "Do You Know...", one of the history mysteries involved the unknown story behind the naming of one of Auburn's streets as "Deiter Snyder Street". Thanks to some intensive research done by AAHS Lifetime Member and local historian John Bambrick, we now have some answers regarding our man of mystery. See the webpage for details...
"Mengel's Eck Cemetery" - The web-page dedicated to the Mengel's Eck Cemetery located approximately two-and-one-half miles east of Auburn, Pennsylvania, is now completed. This small family plot is believed to have a minimum of four interments and possibly several additional unidentified interments.
"Auburn Cemetery" - The web-page dedicated the Auburn Cemetery (also known as the: Auburn Public Cemetery, Church of God Cemetery, First Bethel Church Cemetery, Lower Cemetery, Mill Street Cemetery, "Old Cemetery" and Schoenersdale Road Cemetery) has been significantly revised to include the ability to download the following: an updated cemetery registry of approx. 175 confirmed or probable interments; an listing of confirmed or probable interment site locations; a map of the entire cemetery depicting confirmed or probable interment sites; four maps depicting each of the quadrant sections of the cemetery depicting confirmed or probable interment sites; a detailed listing of genealogical/historical/military information pertaining to any confirmed or probable interments; and approx. 100 color pictures of confirmed or probable grave markers.
"Programs" and "Public Speakers" - The web-pages for "Programs" and "Public Speakers" has recently been updated to include all listings from 2008-2016 along with contact information if available.
"Post Offices" - The website page dedicated to Auburn Post Offices is now complete and features all five known locations of those sites as well as providing some historical facts about each location.
"Noteworthy Individuals" - Auburn resident and published author Diane Wike Skinner Schwenk has been added to our list of "Noteworthy Individuals".
"Maps" - Our "Maps" web-page has been updated with several "new" vintage maps.
"A.A.H.S. News Updates" - Learn the real story behind the origin of the name for "Sculps Hill". A common misperception is now disproved.
"Noteworthy Individuals" - Auburn-area native Corinna Sowers Adler has been added to our list of the numerous Auburn-area residents (past or present) who are considered to be "Noteworthy" based on significant accomplishments.
"Compliments & Complaints" - This web-page documents the numerous compliments and the occasional complaint expressed to us by the visitors to our website. While the majority of these are printed verbatim, some may be edited or excluded at the sole discretion of the AAHS website administrator.
"Do You Know...???" - Who was Deiter (or Dieter) Snyder? According to the 1875 DeBeers Atlas, Auburn once honored "Deiter Snyder" by naming a street after his namesake (the majority of this roadway eventually was renamed "Bear Creek Street"). Access our "Do You Know...???" webpage to determine if you can help us solve this mystery of history.
"Do You Know...???" - "Railroad Street" of Auburn, Pennsylvania has disappeared! Do you know where it was once located? Access our "Do You Know...???" webpage to determine if you can help us solve this and other mysteries.
"Do You Know...???" - Three "new" mysteries have been added to this page. One involves a combination restaurant/store once located on Market Street. The other two involve lesser known places of worship which once existed in Auburn. Access our page to determine if you can help us solve these mysteries.
"Hotels" - Our newest webpage features the various structures which once offered temporary, short-term housing to tourists and tenants. This would include two actual hotels and two known boarding houses (but not any past or present "apartment" rental units).
"Do You Know...???" - This webpage seeks our viewers' assistance in identifying or researching portions of the Auburn area's history which are presently unknown, uncertain or unconfirmed to us. Check out these mysteries to determine if you are able to shed light upon these puzzles of the past.
"Display Room and Exhibits" - This webpage is dedicated to featuring pictures of our display room and some of our many exhibits.
"Bridges" - The A.A.H.S. and local historians are seeking any information which might help identify the origin, nature and purpose of a small wooden bridge once located between the Schuylkill River bridge (east of Auburn) and the railroad underpass located in the northeast quadrant of Auburn spanning Rt. 895 (see attached pictures)
One week's AAHS website performance statistics (Winter, 2016)