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Little Muddy, G. Metzger's Grocery Store, N.D.
Little Muddy, G. Metzger's Grocery Store, N.D.
TitleLittle Muddy, G. Metzger's Grocery Store, N.D.
Date of Original1887
DescriptionLittle Muddy in 1887. G. B. Metzger's grocery store dominated the scene. In the background left to right are buildings owned by Alton Wagner, Andy Wittier, Bob Pontet, Joe Bell and Henry Eharst.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Grocers
Grocery stores
Personal NameMetzger, G.B.
Wagner, Alton
Wittier, Andy
Pontet, Bob
Bell, Joe
Eharst, Henry
Organization NameG.B. Metzger Grocery Store (Little Muddy, N.D.)
LocationLittle Muddy (N.D.)
Williston (N.D.)
Item Number1-12-26-8
Negative Number1-12-26-8
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalBill Shemorry, Photo 100: Nostalgic Highlights of a Century, p. 5.
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
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 Bill Shemorry's book Photo 100: Nostalgic Highlights of a Century, p. 5.
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 (1-12-26-8)
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 IDws112268
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