Impersonator brings James Whitcomb Riley to life for festival

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GREENFIELD — Donning the signature top hat and pince nez glasses, Jeff Kuehl thinks he’s a dead ringer for James Whitcomb Riley.

But every time the Greensburg-based impersonator makes an appearance, he hears all sorts of guesses about his character’s identity – most of them not the Hoosier Poet.

“Last year, somebody bellowed out, ‘Look, there’s a guy in a top hat!” said Kuehl, 49.

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