In 1933, the Daily Reporter included word from Shirley that two men digging a basement had unearthed a human skull and several other bones, which they believed to be part of the skeleton of an American Indian.
In 2007, Greenfield’s Jake Fox made his debut with Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs.
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In 1924, the Memorial Building in Greenfield was dedicated.
In 1989, Greenfield officials announced Greenfield Senior Center would merge into the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department. Parks superintendent Clark Ketchum, part of the announcement in the center at 19 W. North St., said it was possible a combination senior center-community building would someday take shape near the Riley Park shelter house.
In 1916, “Hoosier Poet” and Greenfield native James Whitcomb Rileyuffered a stroke, his second in a month, and died.
In 1996, Greenfield’s Jaycie Phelps and other members of the “Magnificent Seven” U.S. women’s gymnastics team won the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta.
In 1916, James Whitcomb Riley’s body lay in state at the Indiana Statehouse; during those 10 hours, more than 35,000 filed past.