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Williston's 75th Anniversary parade, Badlands Saddle Club, N.D.
Williston's 75th Anniversary parade, Badlands Saddle Club, N.D.
TitleWilliston's 75th Anniversary parade, Badlands Saddle Club, N.D.
Date of Original1962?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Badlands Saddle Club ride on horseback, carrying flags, down Main Street in Williston's 75th Anniversary parade. Northwestern Federal Savings & Loan Association, Gen Hagen's Youth Shop, Leon's Jewelry and Floral, Dr. E.B. Uhlman, chiropractor, Mel's Barber Shop, Pangers Sporting Goods, and Tractor Supply Co. are visible in this photograph, among other businesses.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Horseback riding
Business districts
Stores & shops
Florist shops
Jewelry stores
Sporting goods industry
Agricultural machinery & implements
Organization NameBadlands Saddle Club (N.D.)
Northwestern Federal Savings & Loan Association (Williston, N.D.)
Gen Hagen's Youth Shop (Williston, N.D.)
Leon's Jewelry and Floral (Williston, N.D.)
Dr. E.B. Uhlman, chiropractor (Williston, N.D.)
Mel's Barber Shop (Williston, N.D.)
Mel & Earl's Barber Shop (Williston, N.D.)
Pangers Sporting Goods (Williston, N.D.)
Tractor Supply Co. (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Item Number1-32B-150-9
Negative Number1-32B-150-9
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"75th Aniv Founding of Williston JB Lyon's oxen team & covered wagon"--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 (1-32B-150-9)
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 IDws132B1509
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