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1946 Williston High School Football Team, Williston, N.D.
1946 Williston High School Football Team, Williston, N.D.
Title1946 Williston High School Football Team, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1946
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of the 1946 Williston High School Football team. Twenty seven men stand, some wearing uniforms, for the team portrait outside.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Football
Football players
Group portraits
Personal NameGnoss, Robert
Stockman, Don
Banny, George
Munyer, George
Bowman, Don
Vennes, Ellsworth
Freese, Gene
Roy, Ed
Duffy, Don
Merryman, Bill
Rose, Myon
Bekkedahl, Oliver
Peterson, Robert
Fouqner, Don
Mendno, Joe
Uolk, Gene
Whisenand, Fred
Petty, Charles
Benson, Lloyd
Conlin, Frank
Kinney, Ed
Milnen, Ray
Bowman, Wayne
Ennis, Doyle
Kalil, Bud
Engel, Wes
Organization NameWilliston High School (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-88-1-5
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Bill Shemorry, 1946 WHS Football Team" - Handwritten on back of photograph.
Memorandum. 2. Robert Gnoss 3. Don Stockman 4. George Banny 5. George Munyer 6. Don Bowman 7. Ellsworth Vennes 8. Dolan 9 Gene Freese 10. Ed Roy 1. Don Duffy 1.A Bill Merryman 2. Myon Rose 3. Oliver Bekkedahl 4. Robert Peterson 5. Don Fouqner 6. Joe Mendno 7. Gene Uolk 1. Fred Whisenand 2. Charles Petty 3. Lloyd Benson 4. Frank Conlin 5. Ed Kinney 6. Ray Milnen 7. Wayne Bowman 8. Doyle Ennis 9. Bud Kalil 10. Wes Engel. 572-9346" - Handwritten on piece of paper in same folder as 1946 WHS Football team, and numbers line up.
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 (1-88-1-5)
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 IDws18815
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