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Homestead scene, Williams County, N.D.
Homestead scene, Williams County, N.D.
TitleHomestead scene, Williams County, N.D.
Date of Original190-
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA homesteading man, woman, and girl stand outside their homestead shack. The man is holding a shovel, and the woman is holding a cat. Potted and wild plants can be seen outside the home.
General SubjectPioneer era
People
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Frontier & pioneer life
Pioneers
Men
Women
Girls
Cats
Shovels
Gardens
Plants
Flowers
Gardens
Hats
Dresses
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
LocationWilliams County (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number1-16-54-9
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
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 (1-16-54-9)
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 IDws116549
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