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H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural

 
 
H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
1. H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural Marker
Inscription.
H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural
Artist: Dawn Jordan July 2009 Mural #7

In this mural Dawn Jordan depicts the "essence” of the business operations which at one time produced the world famous Hotchkiss Peppermint Oil. Included are scenes of workers harvesting a peppermint field, a distillery for processing the essential oil, and a horse-drawn cart transporting the extracted peppermint oil for bottling at the Hotchkiss Building in Lyons, New York.

Lyons and adjacent Wayne County communities flourished amidst the commercial activity emanating from the Hotchkiss headquarters on the banks of the historic Erie Canal. The H.G. Hotchkiss International Prize Medal Essential Oil Company contributed much to the local economy and surely paid many a Wayne County farmer''s mortgage. Proclaimed the purest oil in the world by German scientists during the 1800''s, Hiram Hotchkiss I became known as the Peppermint King of the World and Lyons, the Peppermint Capital.

As you view and enjoy the H. G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural, take notice of the cobalt blue peppermint bottle with the prize medals on the label and the four generations of Hotchkiss family members who ran the business for 149 years. Look carefully and you will see Mark De Cracker and Noel Dobbins, creators of Mural Mania, illustrated as
H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
2. H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural & Marker
mint farmers, with Mark''s daughter, Hannah, in the fields. "Peppermint Patty” Alena is pictured in the packet boat. The mural makes the history of this important Lyons industry come alive!
 
Erected 2009 by Mural Mania.
 
Location. 43° 3.773′ N, 76° 59.776′ W. Marker is in Lyons, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and Leach Road, on the left when traveling east on Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Water Street, Lyons NY 14489, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H.G. Hotchkiss (a few steps from this marker); H.G. Hotchkiss/Hotchkiss Essential Oils (within shouting distance of this marker); G. Winston Dobbins Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlarged Erie Canal Lock 55 (within shouting distance of this marker); Naming of Lyons (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First School (about 600 feet away); Memorial (about 600 feet away); Wayne County Historical Society (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyons.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 21, 2018
3. H.G. Hotchkiss Peppermint Mural & Marker
At the Peppermint Museum. Hours by appointment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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