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Band Day parade 1951, from top of Plainsman Hotel, N.D.
Band Day parade 1951, from top of Plainsman Hotel, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1951, from top of Plainsman Hotel, N.D.
Date of Original1951
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of the 1951 Band Day parade in Williston, from the top of the Plainsman Hotel.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Crowds
Spectators
People
Business districts
Hotels
Marching bands
Bands
Musicians
Musical instruments
Organization NamePlainsman Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
Red Owl Foods (Williston, N.D.)
Montgomery Ward Co.
Hapips (Williston, N.D.)
H and H Shoes (Williston, N.D.)
B & B Drugs (Williston, N.D.)
Odd Fellows Fort Buford Lodge 18 (Williston, N.D.)
Standard Clothing Co. (Williston, N.D.)
Andy's Bakery (Williston, N.D.)
Snyder Theatre (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Decade1950-1959
Item Number1-31B-72-3
Negative Number1-31B-72-3
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"Band Day '52? Parade from top of Plainsman Reviewing stand in Front of Odd Fellows Bldg"--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-72-3)
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 IDws131B723
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