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Bicentennial parade, square dancing float
Bicentennial parade, square dancing float
TitleBicentennial parade, square dancing float
Date of Original1976
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA bicentennial parade float with square dancing men and women pulled by a truck rolls past bystanders. The words "Let's join hands and mix in '76" are strung across the top of the float.
General SubjectSocial life & customs
Entertainment
City & town life
Sports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Floats (Parades)
Dancers
Dresses
Balloons (Novelties)
Decorations
Pickup trucks
Flags
Spectators
Trees
Houses
Parades & processions
Subject (LCSH)American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1970-1979
Item Number1-52-29-1
Negative Number1-52-29-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original120 film
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam E. "Bill" Shemorry was a native of Williston, N.D. who began work in the newspaper industry as a newsboy selling the Williston Herald and the Williams County Farmers Press. In 1953, he started to publish the Williston Plains Reporter, which he operated for 25 years before selling to the Williston Herald. Shemorry then began to concentrate on his own writing and photography. In addition to writing many books on the history of Williams County, he also collected photographs of early North Dakota photographers. Shemorry was an active member of the Williston Fire Department, was Civil Defense Chief of Williams County for three years in the 1950's, and was a combat photographer in World War II. Shemorry's photograph of the discovery of oil in North Dakota on April 4, 1951 at the Clarence Iverson No. 1 is one of the most famous oil photographs ever taken, and was published in many national publications.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-52-29-1)
Rights ManagementPermission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at eschultz@nd.gov
Digital IDws152291
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