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Alamo Greenwave basketball team, District Champions
Alamo Greenwave basketball team, District Champions
TitleAlamo Greenwave basketball team, District Champions
Date of Original1942
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe 1947 Alamo High School basketball team pose with their coaches, in uniform, for a team portrait.
General SubjectSports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Athletes
Basketball players
Coaches (Athletics)
Organization NameAlamo High School (Alamo, N.D)
LocationAlamo (N.D.)
Item Number1-3-3-1
Negative Number1-3-3-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original3 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalWilliams County Farmers Press
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
Transcription"Williams County Farmers Press Williston, N. Dak."--Stamped on back of photograph
"History Alamo-Dist Champ 1942 Return to Bill Shemorry"--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 1950s, 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 (1-3-3-1)
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 IDws1331
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