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American Legion State Convention Parade, National Guard Marching, Williston, N.D.
American Legion State Convention Parade, National Guard Marching, Williston, N.D.
TitleAmerican Legion State Convention Parade, National Guard Marching, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1941-06-19
CreatorPasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAt the American Legion State Convention Parade, a company of National Guard can be seen in uniform, marching down Main Street, Williston. The majority of the men are carrying guns over their right shoutlders. At the right side of the photograph, a boy bikes alongside the men. Various businesses can be seen along the block, and automobiles are parked along both sides of the road.
General SubjectMilitary
City & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Military parades & ceremonies
Military personnel
Military uniforms
Meetings
Business districts
Streets
Boys
Bicycles & tricycles
Bars
Meat industry
Hotels
Restaurants
Department stores
Organization NameAmerican Legion
Jack's Place (Williston, N.D.)
Model Cafe (Williston, N.D.)
Montana Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
Model Meat Market (Williston, N.D.)
Silver Grille (Williston, N.D.)
G.M. Hedderich & Co. (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-15-36-24
Negative Number1-15-36-24
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
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 (1-15-36-24)
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 IDws1153624
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