Lyons in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
H.G. Hotchkiss/Hotchkiss Essential Oils
Hotchkiss Essential Oils
Essential Oil- an oil is essential in that it carries a distinctive scent or essence of a plant
PEPPERMINT - a hybrid plant which is a cross between watermint and spearmint used to make oil: sometimes regarded as "the world''s oldest medicine", used in tea, foods, gum and dentistry
SPEARMINT - a species of mint used to make oil, products include: mixed drinks, tea, tooth- paste, gum, shampoos, soaps and confections
WINTERGREEN - a plant containing methyl salicylate and used in an oil for flavoring mouth washes, liniments, pesticides: although not a true mint, it is used in gum, candy and root beer
OIL OF BIRCH - the bark of a birch tree which when pulverized gives a sweet, sharp, minty and fresh aroma similar to wintergreen; used in skin care products, massage oil, men''s perfumes
SASSAFRAS - an essential oil used in perfumes, soaps, food essence and medicinal purposes
PENNYROYAL - an American mint which produces an oil used in folk medicine and as a pesticide for mosquitoes
WORMWOOD - an herb that produces a dark green to brown bitter
You are now standing in front of a sample of the Mints of Hotchkiss [not seen]. Please Touch and Smell!
At one time H.G. Hotchkiss, founder of the Hotchkiss Essential Oil company, was called the "Peppermint King", his great-granddaughter Anne recalls. The company he founded in this Upstate New York Village of Lyons was, during his reign, responsible for about one third of the annual production of peppermint oil in the world in 1860. The herb was grown extensively in fields around Lyons, and the canallers claimed that they could tell when they were approaching the village by the smell of peppermint in the air.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 43° 3.759′ N, 76° 59.794′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Leach Road 0.1 miles south of Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Water Street, Lyons NY 14489, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 55 (here, next to this marker); G. Winston Dobbins Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); H.G. Hotchkiss (within shouting distance of this marker); Naming of Lyons (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First School (about 700 feet away); Wayne County Historical Society (about 700 feet away); Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.