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William E. (Bill) Shemorry World War II letter to Corinne Shemorry
William E. (Bill) Shemorry World War II letter to Corinne Shemorry
TitleWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry World War II letter to Corinne Shemorry
Date of Original1945-06-02
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Personal NameShemorry, Corinne Gweneathe Joynes, 1918-2010
Shemorry, William E. (Bill), 1914-2004
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-166-36-6
Negative Number1-166-36-6
Format of OriginalCartoons
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"Mrs Corinne Shemorry
Williston N. Dak
T/5 W E Shemorry 37553806
B Dept - 164 Sig Photo Apo 627
C/o Post Ny Ny
China June 2

HI DARLING -
JUST A HURRIED NOT - TO LET YOU KNOW I DIDN'T LEAVE ON PLANE AFTER ALL HERE ABOUT 15 DAYS MORE
All my love - Bill"--Handwritten on letter
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
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 IDws1166366
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