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Near Atwater in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Diamond Lake Community Park

 
 
Diamond Lake Community Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
1. Diamond Lake Community Park Marker
Inscription.
   When Daniel Delaney and a man named McLeod camped on the shores of the lake in 1855, they became the first white men of record to visit the area. John Masters, a land developer who came in 1856, gave the body of water its name.

   Diamond has always been a "community" lake, with people from the area coming here for relaxation. With this in mind a group of men from the Atwater area, led by Joe Buer, A.E. Holm and Bernt Hovey, solicited contributions toward a park in 1928. They raised $3,200.00, with no contribution being larger than $25.00. The following year this became a "community" park, later being turned over to Kandiyohi County, becoming a "county" park, which it is to this day.

This Marker was Sponsored by the Kandiyohi County
Historical Society and Erected in 1990.

 
Erected 1990 by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 11.419′ N, 94° 51.816′ W. Marker is near Atwater, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is on County Highway 4 0.4 miles north of 60th Avenue Northeast (County Highway 26), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Kandiyohi County Park Number 3 – Diamond
Diamond Lake Community Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
2. Diamond Lake Community Park Marker
two-sided marker with duplicate text
Diamond Lake can be seen in the distance.
Lake. Marker is 7 driving miles from Atwater. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6920 County Road 4 Northeast, Kandiyohi MN 56251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamond Lake Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Gates Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away); Red River Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wheeler Lake Camp (approx. 3.7 miles away); Green Lake Mounds (approx. 4.6 miles away); Spicer (approx. 4.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); How Irving Township Got Its Start (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atwater.
 
More about this marker. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society · 1895.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Diamond Lake Community Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
3. Diamond Lake Community Park Marker
Diamond Lake Community Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
4. Diamond Lake Community Park and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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