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Northwestern Bell Telephone Building, Williston, N.D.
Northwestern Bell Telephone Building, Williston, N.D.
TitleNorthwestern Bell Telephone Building, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1954-06-18
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView looking down on the Northwestern Bell Telephone Building, and other buildings along the street including Walt's Market, and a Cafe that has a sign for Ice Cream. Cars are in the street that runs in front of the Bell Telephone Building.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Telephone industry
Telephone companies
Buildings
Towers
Automobiles
Utility poles
Public utility companies
Stores & shops
Storefronts
Buildings
Streets
Organization NameNorthwestern Bell Telephone Company
Walt's Market (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item Number1-54-51-1
Negative Number1-54-51-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original11 x 14 cm.
Transcription"6-18-54 Bell Telephone Bldg" - Handwritten on envelope holding negatives.
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 (1-54-51-1)
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 IDws154511
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