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Tioga Farm Festival 1984, The Bank of Tioga float, N.D.
Tioga Farm Festival 1984, The Bank of Tioga float, N.D.
TitleTioga Farm Festival 1984, The Bank of Tioga float, N.D.
Date of Original1984-09-15
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA float is passing by spectators in the Tioga Farm Festival parade. The float is decorated and reads "The Bank of Tioga" and "A Full Service Bank." One man is playing a keyboard and another is playing the accordion. Several boys and girls are wrapping ribbons around a May pole.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Floats (Parades)
May poles
Insurance companies
Keyboard instruments
Cowboy hats
Organization NameThe Bank of Tioga (Tioga, N.D.)
LocationTioga (N.D.)
Item Number1-25C-29-21
Negative Number1-25C-29-21
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original35mm film
Transcription"1984 Tioga Farm Festival 9-15-84"--Handwritten on envelope containing negatives
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 (1-25C-29-21)
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 IDws125C2921
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