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Diamond the scene of St. Marys' biggest celebration

July 31, 2013

Photo from the St. Marys Historical Society collection Pictured is the Diamond showing the band platform and the Welcome Home arch during the Welcome Home celebration on Aug. 7, 1919. The photograph was taken by Charles J. Schaut, who designed the arch.

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles based on a presentation given recently by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
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The biggest celebration in St. Marys' history took place on Aug. 7, 1919, and the festivities centered around the Diamond. It was a Tuesday and, according to local historian Ray Beimel, "nobody did anything that day but celebrate."

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