Gold Medal Citation for Josiah R. Brooks
WHEREAS, Josiah R. Brooks of Asheville, N.C. has rendered invaluable service to the American Rhododendron Society through his efforts to stimulate general and real interest in this genus.
AND, WHEREAS, he was the organizer and first President of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.
He has freely and abundantly given of his time to create interest in the rhododendron. He has donated innumerable plants to further this interest. His experiments with the rhododendron and knowledge gained there from have helped immeasurably the increasing interest in this plant in the Southeastern United States.
Fig. 39. Mr. Josiah R. Brooks, of Ashville, N. E. and
Pres. Dunn look over the Citation which goes with the
Gold Medal which has just been awarded to Mr. Brooks.
Photo by C. A. Mashburn
In recognition of all this, the 1967 Gold Medal of the American Rhododendron Society is hereby awarded to him this ninth day of May, 1967.