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Greetings from Williston North Dakota postcard
Greetings from Williston North Dakota postcard
TitleGreetings from Williston North Dakota postcard
Date of Originalbetween 1930 and 1959
Organization NameJames Memorial Library (Williston, N.D.)
Williston High School (Williston, N.D.)
Postal service--North Dakota (State)--Williston
Harmon Park (Williston, N.D.)
Williston Armory (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
Item Number1-31C-84
Negative Number1-31C-84
Format of OriginalColor postcards
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Publisher of OriginalThe Hafstrom Co.
Place of PublicationBelfield, N.D.
Transcription"Greetings from WILLISTON NORTH DAKOTA"--Drawn on front of postcard
"THE CITY OF OPPORTUNITY WILLISTON
Main Street
James Memorial Library
High School
U.S. Post Office
Swimming Pool
The Armory

THE HAFSTROM CO., PUBLISHERS BELFIELD, N.D. MADE IN USA
POST CARD"--Typed on back of postcard
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 (1-31C-84)
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 IDws131C84
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