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Band Day parade from top of Plainsman Hotel, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade from top of Plainsman Hotel, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade from top of Plainsman Hotel, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1961
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of the 1961 Band Day parade in Williston, from the top of the Plainsman Hotel.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Business districts
Marching bands
Musical instruments
Band uniforms
Stores & shops
Department stores
Clothing stores
Fabric shops
Shoe stores
Organization NamePlainsman Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
Snyder Theatre (Williston, N.D.)
Ben Franklin Company
Montgomery Ward Co.
KGCX (Radio station : Williston, N.D.)
H and H Shoes (Williston, N.D.)
B & B Drugs (Williston, N.D.)
Standard Clothing Co. (Williston, N.D.)
American State Bank (Williston, N.D.)
Model Mens Wear (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 300 block
Item Number1-31B-70-1
Negative Number1-31B-70-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"BAND DAY 1950's Parade from Top of Plainsman Hotel Also majorettes"--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-70-1)
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
Digital IDws131B701
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