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Aerial view of grain elevators and buildings, Alamo, N.D.
Aerial view of grain elevators and buildings, Alamo, N.D.
TitleAerial view of grain elevators and buildings, Alamo, N.D.
Date of Original1964
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view overlooking a town with homes and buildings in the foreground, four grain elevators along a railroad track line, and farm fields in the background. One grain elevator says Farmers, and another says Alamo Farmers Co-op Elevator Co.
General SubjectAerials
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial views
Grain elevators
Organization NameAlamo Farmers Co-Op. Elevator Co (Alamo, N.D.)
LocationAlamo (N.D.)
Item Number1-64-7-654
Negative Number1-64-7-654
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
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 (1-64-7-654)
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 IDws1647654
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