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Band Day Parade 1966, drum major marching in parade, Williston, N.D.
Band Day Parade 1966, drum major marching in parade, Williston, N.D.
TitleBand Day Parade 1966, drum major marching in parade, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1966
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionDrum major, in full uniform with a large M on his shirt, marching in the 1966 Band Day Festival parade in Williston, N.D. Also in the parade behind him is a baton twirler, and a band with visible people playing trombones, a bass clarinet and a saxophone. In the back is the Plainsman Hotel building.
General SubjectBands, clubs & societies
People
Subject (LCTGM)Marching bands
Marching
Band uniforms
Bands
Parades & processions
Organization NamePlainsman Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number1-66-3-5
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original22 x 25 cm.
Transcription"12" - Handwritten on back of photograph.
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 (1-66-3-5)
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 eschultz@nd.gov
Digital IDws16635
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