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Band Day parade 1984, Buffalo Trails Band, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1984, Buffalo Trails Band, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1984, Buffalo Trails Band, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1984
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Epping Buffalo Trails Band can be seen marching and playing behind two people carrying the band's banner. A man in a cowboy costume, holding a firearm, walks in front of them. The parade dignitaries can be seen on the far left in the photograph, in front of the New Grand theatre and Treasure Island Gifts. Model Men's Wear, the American State Bank, Odd Fellows Lodge, and J.C. Penney store can be seen among other businesses on Main Street.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Marching bands
Musical instruments
Cowboy boots
Cowboy hats
Gift shops
Clothing stores
Banking industry
Organizations' facilities
Business districts
Organization NameBuffalo Trails Band (Epping, N.D.)
Buffalo Trails Museum (Epping, N.D.)
New Grand (Williston, N.D.)
Treasure Island Gifts (Williston, N.D.)
Model Mens Wear (Williston, N.D.)
American State Bank (Williston, N.D.)
J.C. Penney Co.
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 200 block
Item Number1-26-77-15
Negative Number1-26-77-15
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original35 mm
Transcription"Band Day 1984 Atol on motorcycle"--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 (1-26-77-15)
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 IDws1267715
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