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Farm, Williston, N.D.
Farm, Williston, N.D.
TitleFarm, Williston, N.D.
Date of OriginalBetween 1926 and 1928
DescriptionA view of a farm. On the left is a shed with lumber and equipment behind it. To the right of the shed is a barn. A windmill can be seen behind the barn. To the right of the barn is a house, slightly hidden behind several trees. An automobile is parked in front of the house.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Farms
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-78I-26
Negative Number1-78I-26
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Transcription"Lewis and Clark Bridge, Model-T Ford and Cook car, threshing scene February-May 1926, July-September 1927, and February, July and September 1928"--Handwritten on original box.
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 (1-78I-26)
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 ID178I26
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