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Band Day parade 1957, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, N.D.
Band Day parade 1957, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, N.D.
TitleBand Day parade 1957, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, N.D.
Date of Original1957
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Williston Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are marching down Main Street Williston in the 1957 Band Day parade. The Great Northern Hotel, Vantine Paint & Glass, Greengard's, and Kathers Cut Rate Drugs are all visible in this photograph.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Parades & processions
Crowds
Spectators
People
Business districts
Veterans
Organizations
Flags
Uniforms
Hotels
Paint industry
Glass industry
Department stores
Clothing stores
Drugstores
Organization NameVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Dept. of North Dakota
Great Northern Hotel (Williston, N.D.)
Vantine Paint & Glass (Williston, N.D.)
Greengard's (Williston, N.D.)
Kathers Cut Rate Drugs (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Decade1950-1959
Item Number1-31B-71-18
Negative Number1-31B-71-18
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"1957 Williston Bands Jr #2 Beginners Am Leg D&B Corps - Pioneer Round Prairie - Also Band Day committee flute trio from Jr Band also Hostesses Band Day Committee J J Shemorry AALSO PARADE PIX REVIEWING STAND Good shot of parade from top Plainsman"--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-71-18)
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 IDws131B7118
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