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Bands marching down Main Street, Williston, N.D.
Bands marching down Main Street, Williston, N.D.
TitleBands marching down Main Street, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original195-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionLooking down on the storefronts and bands marching down Main Street, Williston, N.D. possibly a 1950s band day. Spectators line the sidewalks and local businesses are visible such as: Rexall Drugs, Tot & Teen Shop, New Grand theater playing __ Holds Barred Army Bound, Model Clothing, J.C. Penney Company, Bakery, and Kather Drug.
General SubjectBands, clubs & societies
City & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Bands
Marching bands
Band uniforms
Musical instruments
Parades & processions
Stores & shops
Organization NameJ.C. Penney Co.
Kathers Cut Rate Drugs (Williston, N.D.)
Plainsman Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
New Grand (Williston, N.D.)
Tot & Teen Shop (Williston, N.D.)
B & B Drugs (Williston, N.D.)
Rexall Drug (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Item Number1-48-6-8
Negative Number1-48-6-8
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 10 cm.
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 (1-48-6-8)
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 IDws14868
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