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Squires with horse drawn sled, Squires, N.D.
Squires with horse drawn sled, Squires, N.D.
TitleSquires with horse drawn sled, Squires, N.D.
Date of Original1910?
DescriptionOne man stands in the snow in a field behind a horse drawn sled carrying another man. The sled reads "Squires N.Dak. March" the letters following "March" are illegible, Squires, N.D.
General SubjectTransportation
People
Social life & customs
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Sleds & sleighs
Horses
Snow
Croplands
Hats
Coats
Homesteading
Organization NameSquires Club (Squires, N.D.)
LocationSquires (N.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number1-78F-7
Negative Number1-78F-7
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
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.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation on the Squires derived from Shemorry's book: More Lost Tales of Old Dakota, pgs. 45-75.
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 (1-78F-7)
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 IDws178F7
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