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It Happened Right Under Our Noses

Albert Alexander Hyde

 

—Exploration Trail Walk Path —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
1. It Happened Right Under Our Noses Marker
Inscription.

Albert Alexander Hyde (1848-1935) was a partner in founding The Yucca Company in 1889, which manufactured and marketed laundry and toilet soap and shaving cream. One of their first products was a cough syrup containing menthol and camphor, and after several years of research, consultation and experimentation, the company introduced Mentholatum Ointment, which enjoyed brisk sales. Hyde became rich and donated most of his earnings to local churches and Christian missions. He moved the business, renamed The Mentholatum Company, to Buffalo, New York in 1906. The original Mentholatum building still stands on East Douglas, now the home of The Spice Merchant.

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Erected by City of Wichita and Sunflower Title.
 
Location. 37° 41.505′ N, 97° 20.941′ W. Marker is in Wichita, Kansas, in Sedgwick County. Touch for map. Marker is along the Arkansas River Path, about 100 feet southeast of the Central Avenue pedestrian bridge leading to Keeper of the Plains. Marker is in this post office area: Wichita KS 67202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Keeper of the Plains (within shouting distance of this marker);
It Happened Right Under Our Noses Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 4, 2011
2. It Happened Right Under Our Noses Marker
Looking southeast along the Arkansas River Path, with the Exploration Center across river at far right of photo
The Power of X-Ray Vision (within shouting distance of this marker); Way of the Horse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Circle of Life (about 300 feet away); Eagles (about 300 feet away); Chiefs (about 300 feet away); Ceremonial Pipes (about 300 feet away); Tipis (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Albert A. Hyde Bio at Kansaspedia. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Albert A. Hyde Gravesite at Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Wichita Walking Trails Overview Map. (Submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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