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Band Day parade 1955, Grenora High School marching band, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1955, Grenora High School marching band, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1955, Grenora High School marching band, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1955
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Grenora High School marching band passes spectators on Main Street in the 1955 Band Day parade. Several drum majorettes are leading the way for the band.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Business districts
Drum majorettes
Marching bands
Musical instruments
Band uniforms
Cleaning establishments
Jewelry stores
Florist shops
Clothing stores
Department stores
Musical instrument industry
Organization NameGrenora High School (Grenora, N.D.)
Carlson's Cleaners (Williston, N.D.)
Mel & Earl's Barber Shop (Williston, N.D.)
Dr. E.B. Uhlman, chiropractor (Williston, N.D.)
Leon's Jewelry and Floral (Williston, N.D.)
Youth Shop (Williston, N.D.)
Weisser Loan Co. (Williston, N.D.)
Northwestern Federal Savings and Loan (Williston, N.D.)
Greengard's (Williston, N.D.)
Joseph's (Williston, N.D.)
Irgen's Drugs (Williston, N.D.)
New Grand (Williston, N.D.)
Model Mens Wear (Williston, N.D.)
N.W. Piano Co. (Williston, N.D.)
Hedderich's (Williston, N.D.)
Great Northern Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
First National Bank (Williston, N.D.)
Snyder Theatre (Williston, N.D.)
Plainsman Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 200 block
Item Number1-31B-50
Negative Number1-31B-50
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"GRENORA BAND PARADES"--Handwritten on envelope containing negative
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-50)
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 IDws131B50
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