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Band Day parade 1973, band performing, Williston, N.D.
Band Day parade 1973, band performing, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1973, band performing, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1973
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA brass band in uniform performs in Williston as part of the 1973 Band Day parade. Spectators are visible in the background as the band stops to play outside the Family Shoe Store, Ruden's Boys Wear, and the Grand Theatre on Main Street.
General SubjectSports & recreation
Bands, clubs & societies
City & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Bands
Parades & processions
Musical instruments
Shoe stores
Clothing stores
Motion picture theaters
Band uniforms
Organization NameFamily Shoe Store (Williston, N.D.)
Ruden's Boys Wear (Williston, N.D.)
Grand Theatre (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street - 200 block
Item Number1.52.35.3
Negative Number1.52.35.3
Format of OriginalFilm 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 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 (
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 IDws152353
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