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Brooks

Harold Brooks

In 1912, Harold C. Brooks took over his father’s business, Brooks Rupture Appliance Company. The company manufactured items for people suffering from various disorders that ranged from hernias to tailbone pain to hemorrhoids.

Mr. Brooks invested much of the money he made in the business back into the town, purchasing and then donating many historic buildings and land to the city and saving much of his hometown for future generations to enjoy.

For the centennial celebration in 1930, he paid for the renovation of many key structures and gave Brooks Memorial Fountain to the city.

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