SALT PRODUCTION

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Industry & Commerce
Location
SE Corner of Wyoming and Otisco St, Syracuse, NY
Lat/Long
43.046127, -76.159781
Grant Recipient
Onondaga Historical Association
Historic Marker

SALT PRODUCTION

Inscription

SALT PRODUCTION
THIS AREA IN THE 1820'S WAS
AMONG THE FIRST LOCAL SITES
TO MAKE SALT BY USING SUN
AND WIND TO EVAPORATE
BRINE FROM LOCAL SPRINGS.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2014
ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

One of the major industries in the City of Syracuse was the production of salt. Supplied by natural brine springs in the area, Syracuse gained the nickname of Salt City. In this area in the 1820s was one of the first local sites used to make salt. Workers constructed pools and sheds to store the brine water and harnessed the heat of the sun to evaporate the water, making salt.