|Title||John Floyd Shemorry letter to grandparents page one |
|Date of Original||1944-04-24 |
|Creator||Shemorry, Bill, 1914-2004|
|Creator Role||Photographer |
|Description||"Dear Grandma & Grandad, |
Recieved your letter yesterday so will answer right away and tell you what I know about our return. In yesterdays mail I also recieved the band news from Arletta which was quite a shock to me I presume you have heard about it by now - about her baby. That seems to be one of the ways of life and I guess theres nothing one can do about it. Arletta seems to be recovering very nicely and I'm mighty thankful for that. I'd like to have some fun though as been able to get home but that was impossible.
Theres not much I can tell you about our return or any leave. It would be nice if we could all get together and perhaps it will be possible - but probably on a short notice. We have not word one way or the other as to whether will get back very soon. In fact we may not even know it unitl we get underway. We are supposed to have returned before this but the Navy is very unreliable in planning and I've learned never to plan even a few hours ahead because anything can happen and it usually does. One thing that is against us returning soon is the activity around here. We are getting Arriv (?) every weeks and its very seldom we are in a point (?) few twenty four hours so that part of it don't look so good for an early return. However we'll need a major overhaul soon and I'm almost positive that...
|General Subject||Business & Industry|
|Subject (LCSH)||World War, 1939-1945|
|Personal Name||Shemorry, John Floyd|
Shemorry, Edmund Hector
Shemorry, William H.
Shemorry, Emma V.
Shemorry, William E. (Bill), 1914-2004
|Organization Name||United States. Navy|
|Location||San Francisco (Calif.)|
|Item Number||1-31C-26-2 |
|Negative Number||1-31C-26-2 |
|Format of Original||Film negatives|
|Dimensions of Original||4 x 5 in. |
|Notes||Title created by staff. |
|Biography/History||William 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 Institution||State Historical Society of North Dakota|
|Repository Collection||William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958|
|Credit Line||State Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-31C-26-2) |
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|Digital ID||ws131C262 |