One hundred one years ago yesterday, on May 20, 1914, a huge city-wide celebration was held at the site of Greenfield’s new high school to witness the laying of the cornerstone. The mayor requested that all local businesses suspend operations for the afternoon so that everyone could attend. The governor of Ohio was the featured speaker as well as dignitaries from the department of education and representatives of the firms contracted to build the school. Under the cornerstone is a time capsule with relics, records and mementos of the day. A fuller, more complete description of this auspicious occasion is included in McClain High School A Century of Tradition.
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