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Band Day parade 1984, Ray Atol on motorcycle, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1984, Ray Atol on motorcycle, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1984, Ray Atol on motorcycle, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1984
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionRay Atol, of the Williston Police Department, poses for a photograph on his motorcycle in the Williston Band Day Parade. An unidentified Canadian marching band can be seen behind him, and a Veteran of Foreign Wars of the United States is marching beside him. Several businesses can be seen in the background, including Ace Realty and Central Pharmacy. Spectators can be seen filling the sidewalks watching the parade.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Police
Motorcycles
Business districts
Spectators
Veterans
Marching bands
Musicians
Musical instruments
Band uniforms
Sidewalks
Real estate business
Drugstores
Personal NameAtol, Ray
Organization NameWilliston (N.D.). Police Dept.
Ace Realty (Williston, N.D.)
Central Pharmacy (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Williston (N.D.) - 4th Street E.
Decade1980-1989
Item Number1-26-77-6
Negative Number1-26-77-6
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 (1-26-77-6)
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 IDws126776
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