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Save Rural America, Rural Electric Association conference, Williston, N.D.
Save Rural America, Rural Electric Association conference, Williston, N.D.
TitleSave Rural America, Rural Electric Association conference, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original196-
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of a speaker and participants at the Rural Electric Association conference entitled "Save Rural America" in Williston. Unfortunately, none of the men pictured have been identified.
General SubjectPeople
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Meetings
Conference rooms
Public speaking
Electric household appliances industry
Public utility companies
Suits (Clothing)
Subject (LCSH)Microphone
Personal NameRichards, Loren
Mork, Andy
Organization NameRural Electric Association (United States)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-197-10-2
Negative Number1-197-10-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original4 x 8 in.
Transcription"Loren Richards V.P. ND Assn REC ND Natnl Director NREC Board Andy Mork Timer"--Handwritten on back of print
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 (1-197-10-2)
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 IDws1197102
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