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Alamo Greenwave basketball team portrait
Alamo Greenwave basketball team portrait
TitleAlamo Greenwave basketball team portrait
Date of Original1967
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA portrait of Alamo High School Greenwave basketball team. Kneeling from left to right: Richard Grinolds, Merlyn Esterby, David Johnson, Virgil Bleken, and Robert Johnson. Standing in back are: Barry Haggin, David Kouba, Loring Johnson, Michael Millard, and David Hagen. Behind the back row are: likely student managers Norman Anderson and Milton Haugen, and players Warren Sogard, and Les Holgerson. Team coach was Clifford Gronfur, and the assistant coach was Gary Lund.
General SubjectSports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Athletes
Sporting goods
Personal NameGronfur, Clifford
Grinolds, Richard
Johnson, David
Millard, Michael
Johnson, Robert
Kouba, David
Esterby, Merlyn
Sogard, Warren
Bleken, Virgil
Hagen, David
Haggin, Barry
Johnson, Loring
Holgerson, Les
Lund, Gary
Anderson, Norman
Haugen, Milton
Organization NameAlamo High School (Alamo, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-23G-14
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 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 (1-23G-14)
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 IDws123G14
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