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Band day parade 1961, Williston Municipal Band, Williston, N.D.
Band day parade 1961, Williston Municipal Band, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand day parade 1961, Williston Municipal Band, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1961
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Williston Municipal Band can be seen marching past spectators on Main Street in the 1961 Band Day parade in Williston. Businesses can be seen in this photograph, including: Northwestern Federal Savings & Loan Association, Greengard's, Joseph's, Irgen's Drugs, New Grand Theater, Model Mens Wear, American State Bank, the Odd Fellows Fort Buford Lodge 18, J.C. Penney Co., Great Northern Hotel, First National Bank, Woolworths, Snyder Theatre, and the Plainsman Hotel.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Business districts
Drum majorettes
Marching bands
Band uniforms
Musical instruments
Clothing stores
Department stores
Organizations' facilities
Organization NameWilliston Municipal Band (Williston, N.D.)
Northwestern Federal Savings & Loan Association (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.)
American State Bank (Williston, N.D.)
Odd Fellows Fort Buford Lodge 18 (Williston, N.D.)
J.C. Penney Co.
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 - 100 Block
Item Number1-31B-6-21
Negative Number1-31B-6-21
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"Band Day Mid 50s choir & band in old H.S. Ray Band Williston Municipal (marching) Color Guard - parade Carpio Trenton Alamo Williston Beginners Majorettes w/trophies Williston Grade at Central School Williston Junior Epping Regina Bagpipe Trenton Pic of Parade from Plainsman Hotel"--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-6-21)
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 IDws131B621
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