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Parade, Main Street, Williston, N.D.
Parade, Main Street, Williston, N.D.
TitleParade, Main Street, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1920 and 1930
DescriptionTwo decorated automobiles drive on Main Street during a parade. The streets are lined with American flags, and lights are strung overhead across the street. The first automobile has the word Williston written across the windshield and 40/8 written on its grill. The second automobile has the date 1908 written on the windshield and indecipherable words. Businesses visible include: G.M. Hedderich and Co., Silver Grille, Model Meat Market, Montana Hotel, and Model Cafe.
General SubjectSports & recreation
City & town life
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Clothing stores
Butcher shops
Organization NameG.M. Hedderich & Co. (Williston, N.D.)
Silver Grille (Williston, N.D.)
Model Meat Market (Williston, N.D.)
Montana Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
Model Cafe (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 100 block
Item Number1-45-4-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
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 1950s, 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 (1-45-4-2)
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 IDws14542
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