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Girl scouts in parade, Williston, N.D.
Girl scouts in parade, Williston, N.D.
TitleGirl scouts in parade, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original194-
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA large group of girl scouts in a parade are proceeding down the street in Williston, past a huge amount of spectators. The Montana Dakota Distributing Co. is visible in the background.
General SubjectBands, clubs & societies
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Organizations
Girls
Spectators
Flags
Automobile dealerships
Posters
Organization NameGirl Scouts of America. Troop 5 (Williston, N.D.)
Girl Scouts of America. Troop 6 (Williston, N.D.)
Girl Scouts of America. Troop 7 (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-22F-32
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 8 in.
Publisher of OriginalWillams County Farmers Press-Graphic
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.
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 (1-22F-32)
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 IDws122F32
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