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Williston Grade band in Central School, Williston, N.D.
Williston Grade band in Central School, Williston, N.D.
TitleWilliston Grade band in Central School, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original195-
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Williston Grade band is seated in uniform with instruments on stage in the Williston Central School gymnasium.
General SubjectBands, clubs & societies
Subject (LCTGM)Bands
Band uniforms
Musical instruments
Organization NameWilliston Grade School (Williston, N.D.)
Central School (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-31B-6-6
Negative Number1-31B-6-6
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-6-6)
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 IDws131B66
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