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Williston 1927 Firemen's Convention ribbon, Harvey, N.D.
Williston 1927 Firemen's Convention ribbon, Harvey, N.D.
TitleWilliston 1927 Firemen's Convention ribbon, Harvey, N.D.
Date of Original1927
DescriptionYellow ribbon for the Williston firemen, from the 43rd Annual North Dakota Firemen's Association held June 7 to 9 in 1927 in Harvey, N.D.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Fire fighters
Organization NameWilliston (N.D.). Fire Dept.
Williston (N.D.). Rural Fire Dept.
Williston (N.D.). Volunteer Rural Fire Dept.
Williston (N.D.). Aux. Fire Dept.
North Dakota Firemen's Association
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Harvey (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
North Dakota
Item Number1-201-1
Format of OriginalAlbums
Color images
Dimensions of Original20 x 6 cm.
Transcription"We're from Williston, Our hose is wet - How is yours? 43rd Annual Convention, N.D. Firemen's Association, Harvey, N.D. June 7-9 - 1927, Williston." - Printed on yellow ribbon, which was in a Firemen's photograph album.
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 (1-201-1)
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
Digital IDws12011
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