Welcome to the History Corner!
Celebrating the rich history of Port Byron, New York, an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz. This site is dedicated to the legacy and heritage of our community as well as a variety of regional historical tidbits. I hope you enjoy your visit and will stop by again.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hayden Bros Woolen Mills

Readers may be interested in seeing an advertisement for Hayden Bros. They also had a store in Syracuse.

Hayden Bros. Woolen Mills Advertisement

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It is reported that Horace Greeley's white coat was stolen.

Location of Hayden Bros by Richard T King

The mill was located on the Port Byron-Auburn Road. The woolen mill moved into the building previously used to manufacture wooden pails, where a young Brigham Young was once employed.

1853 Map of Mentz

See Military Lot # 84, to the left is wool fact and across the street shows the office Wm Hayden, heading toward but before the township of Throop, NY, being Lot #84 in Mentz.