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Band Day parade 1981, Cenex lawnmowers, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1981, Cenex lawnmowers, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1981, Cenex lawnmowers, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1981-06-24
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of a Cenex float driving down Main Street in Williston. A man is driving a tractor which is towing a trailer with two riding mowers and two manual lawn mowers. A small group of boys are walking along the street with the float.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Lawn mowing
Mowing machines
Mowing
Floats (Parades)
Tractors
Men
Boys
Spectators
People
Business districts
Petroleum industry
Drugstores
Organization NameCenex
Central Pharmacy (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Decade1980-1989
Item Number1-26-23-30
Negative Number1-26-23-30
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 (1-26-23-30)
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 IDws1262330
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