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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., A first citizen named first-rate town. (search)
A first citizen named first-rate town. WE are in receipt of a clipping from a Cleveland paper with the query, Was he a Medford Brooks? The town referred to therein celebrated its centennial on July 25, 26, 27, 1912. Replying to the query affirmatively, and curious to know how such occasion was there observed, a letter was addressed to the mayor of Chardon, who replied and also sent the local paper's account of the celebration. This will find place in the Historical Society's archives. Chardon is the county seat of Geauga County, Ohio, twenty-eight miles east from Cleveland, and six hundred feet above Lake Erie—quite an elevation for that section. A portion of the clipping reads thus:— The hill was owned by Peter Chardon Brooks, a first citizen of Massachusetts. It was quite the fashion those days for a gent to found a town and thus put his name on the map. But Brooks, while he craved the perpetual publicity thus to be attained, really was too much of a gent to dr