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Band Day parade 1981, railroad float, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1981, railroad float, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1981, railroad float, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1981-06-24
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionMen and women in costume can be seen on a float proceeding past spectators on Main Street in Williston. A locomotive engine, railroad tracks, and trees can be seen on the float. A banner is stretched along the side of the trailer, which reads "love rides the rails." A woman appears to be tied to the railroad tracks.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Floats (Parades)
Men
Women
Costumes
Railroad locomotives
Railroad tracks
Trees
Spectators
Business districts
People
Capes (Clothing)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Decade1980-1989
Item Number1-26-23-23
Negative Number1-26-23-23
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original35 mm
Transcription"Band Day Parade 6-24-81"--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 (1-26-23-23)
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 IDws1262323
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