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Homesteaders inside a Chuck Wagon (cook car), Squires, N.D.
Homesteaders inside a Chuck Wagon (cook car), Squires, N.D.
TitleHomesteaders inside a Chuck Wagon (cook car), Squires, N.D.
Date of Original1910?
DescriptionPauline Vaselenko, ? Zapara, and P.N. Zapara take a break from manning the Chuck Wagon (cook car) to pose for a photograph in the doorway of the car. Outside the car are barrels, lumber and a pail, Squires, N.D.
General SubjectSocial life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Chuck wagons
Subject (Local)Women homesteaders
Personal NameVaselenko, Pauline
Zapara, P.N.
LocationSquires (N.D.)
Item Number1-78H-27
Negative Number1-78H-27
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalShemorry, William (Bill) E.
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 ReferenceInformation on the Squires derived from Shemorry's book: More Lost Tales of Old Dakota, pgs. 45-75. This photograph is from the same book, p. 65.
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 (1-78H-27)
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 IDws178H27
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