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Williston, Downtown, N.D.
Williston, Downtown, N.D.
TitleWilliston, Downtown, N.D.
Date of Original1888
DescriptionBy 1888, Little Muddy, now Williston, had begun to grow. Metzger's store was still in the center of things. The two story building may have been the Carl Wittmeir store. Another of the log structures no doubt housed the Bruegger Mercantile Co.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Stores & shops
Men
Buildings
Personal NameMetzger, G.B.
Wagner, Alton
Wittier, Andy
Pontet, Bob
Bell, Joe
Eharst, Hentry
Wittmeir, Carl
Organization NameG.B. Metzger Grocery (Williston, N.D.)
Bruegger Mercantile (Williston, N.D.)
Carl Wittmeir General Store (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street
Decade1880-1889
Item Number1-12-26-11
Negative Number1-12-26-11
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 (1-12-26-11)
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 IDws1122611
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