Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles from a presentation recently given by local historian Ray Beimel on the history of the Diamond.
Noted for drawing the ire of out of town drivers as well as for being a gathering spot for celebrations throughout St. Marys' history, the Diamond has become a well known landmark to community members. â€¨During a recent presentation at the St. Marys Senior Center, local historian Ray Beimel remarked that he is often asked how the Diamond came about. â€¨"It wasn't anybody's idea. It just happened," he said.