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Band Day parade 1951, American Legion Drum & Bugle Corps., N.D.
Band Day parade 1951, American Legion Drum & Bugle Corps., N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1951, American Legion Drum & Bugle Corps., N.D.
Date of Original1951
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionSpectators on Main Street in Williston are pictured observing the American Legion Drum & Bugle Corps. march in the Band Day parade.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Crowds
Spectators
People
Business districts
Marching bands
Bands
Veterans
Band uniforms
Musicians
Musical instruments
Drum majorettes
Organization NameAmerican Legion
American Legion. Post 37 (Williston, N.D.)
Drum and Bugle Corps. (Williston, N.D.)
Club News Stand (Williston, N.D.)
Liberty Shoe Shop (Williston, N.D.)
American State Bank (Williston, N.D.)
Odd Fellows Fort Buford Lodge 18 (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 200 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Number1-31B-73-1
Negative Number1-31B-73-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"BAND DAY PARADE 40s-50s? Williston Leg. Drum Corps - Band Hostesses"--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 (1-31B-73-1)
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 IDws131B731
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