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Army Day parade, Williston, N.D.
Army Day parade, Williston, N.D.
TitleArmy Day parade, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1942-04-06
DescriptionThroughout the years of World War I, Company L, participated in many community events such as the big Army Day parade, April 6, 1942. Pictured is part of the large crowd, estimated at 3, 000, which marched down Main Street and presented their colors at the World War I monument.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Crowds
Parades & processions
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Item Number1-15-7-1
Negative Number1-15-7-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 8 in.
Publisher of OriginalPublished in the Williston Herald, 1998-09-24, p. 1A.
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
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.
This article was number forty two in a series entitled, "The Best Little Stories.
Bibliographic ReferenceDescription from Shemorry's article in the Williston Herald, 1998-09-24, p. 1A.
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 (1-15-6-1)
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
Digital IDws11571
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