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Williston Jaycees go to Minneapolis, Williston, N.D.
Williston Jaycees go to Minneapolis, Williston, N.D.
TitleWilliston Jaycees go to Minneapolis, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1903
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThis picture of the 1903 July Fourth parade was taken from the roof of the Hedderich's Store, then a one-story structure. It may have been the first time this annual celebration was ever photographed.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Business districts
Stores & shops
Bands
Uniforms
Musicians
Musical instruments
Horses
Dirt roads
Sidewalks
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number1-12-32-2
Negative Number1-12-32-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalShemorry, William E. (Bill)
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
Transcription"Jaycees go to Minneapolis Celebration"--Handwritten on envelope containing 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.
Bibliographic ReferenceDescription derived from Shemorry's caption in Photo 100: Nostalgic Highlights of a Century, page 22.
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 (1-12-32-2)
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 IDws112322
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