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Band Day parade 1975, Williston High School band, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1975, Williston High School band, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1975, Williston High School band, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1975?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAt a Band Day parade in Williston, the Williston High School band plays and marches. A large crowd is gathered to watch the parade, along the sidewalks of Main Street. Various businesses are visible, including Stevenson's, the Colonial Shop, Woolworth's, Snyder Theatre, and the Plainsman Hotel, Williston, N.D.
General SubjectBands, clubs & societies
City & town life
Entertainment
Social life & customs
Education
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Bands
Flags
Business districts
Musical instruments
Musicians
Students
Spectators
Sidewalks
Streets
Traffic signs & signals
Theaters
Clothing stores
Stores & shops
Hotels
Organization NameWilliston High School (Williston, N.D.)
Stevenson's (Williston, N.D)
Colonial Shop (Williston, N.D.)
Woolworths
Snyder Theatre (Williston, N.D.)
Plainsman Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Decade1970-1979
Item Number1-64-4-4
Negative Number1-64-4-4
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original120 film
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 (1-64-4-4)
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 IDws16444
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