Skip to main content

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.
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."

St. Marys Legion's Dan Stauffer slides into third base during the Region 8 Tournament.
The St. Marys junior baseball all-star team advanced to the final of the winner's bracket with a 13...
The second-seeded St. Marys Legion baseball team opened the Elk County League playoffs on Wednesday...
Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr., an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter with Lawrence Township Fire Company,...