Near Atwater in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Diamond Lake Community Park
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.
Erected 1990 by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 45° 11.419′ N, 94° 51.816′ W. Marker is near Atwater, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6920 County Road 4 Northeast, Kandiyohi MN 56251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.