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Lyons, Wayne, New York, USA

"Lyons, a post-village, capital of Wayne co., N.Y., in Lyons township, on the Erie Canal and the Clyde River, at the confluence of Canandaigua Outlet with Mud Creek. It is also on the New York Central Railroad, 45 miles W. of Syracuse, and 36 miles E. by S. of Rochester. It contains a fine stone court-house, 7 churches, a national bank, 2 banking-houses, a large union school, 2 newspaper offices, a pottery, a machine-shop, several flour-mills, extensive distilleries of peppermint oil, and manufactures of barrels and farm-implements. Pop. in 1890, 4475; of township, 6228."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • The first white settlers, the Featherly and Stansell families, made their way to what was to become Lyons in May 1789.

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  • In 1796 Charles Williamson gave the settlement the name of Lyons, because the topography was similar to Lyon, France.

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  • 1811 - The Town of Lyons is formed.

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  • (Lyons) - Peppermint was the cash crop for many farmers in the mid 1800’s. Hotchkiss, Hale and Parshall are synonymous with the distillation of peppermint oil.

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  • 1854 - The Village of Lyons is incorporated.

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    Water Street, Lyons, N.Y.
  • News 1888 - Perpetual Motion
    David Jennings, of Lyons, N.Y., who has spent twenty-one years and $30,000 in experiments, claimed on the 30th ult. to have discovered a means of...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
    ...Sixty Miles An Hour.
    Lyons, N. Y., Feb. 9. - The wind is blowing at the rate of 60 miles an hour with no abatement in sight. Apple and onion...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - The Hotel Baltzel Burned
    LYONS, N Y, Jan. 8 The Hotel Baltzel, the largest hotel in Wayne county, was partially destroyed by fire. During the fire Josie Fitzgerald of Port...Read MORE...


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    "Dam", Lyons, N.Y.
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    Methodist Episcopal Church, Lyons, N.Y.
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    Canal Street
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    Electric Light Plant and Race, 1906
  • News 1907 - FELL BETWEEN CENTRAL TRACKS
    Lyons Man Escapes Being Run Down by a Train.

    LYONS, May 1. - Patrick Murphy, a New York Central engine fire cleaner, had a narrow escape from...Read MORE...


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    William Street, 1907
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    Bird's Eye View from Elmers Hill
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    Wayne County Court House
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    Evangelist Lutheran Church
  • 1916
    Lyons, a banking post-village, capital of Wayne co., N.Y., in Lyons township (town), on the Erie Canal and on the Clyde River, at the confluence of...Read MORE...


  • (Lyons) - In December 1920, the large school on the corner of William and Lawrence Streets burned to the ground, resulting in the death of two students.

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