|Title||Williston 1927 Firemen's Convention ribbon, Harvey, N.D. |
|Date of Original||1927 |
|Description||Yellow 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 Subject||City & town life|
|Subject (LCTGM)||Fire fighters|
|Organization Name||Williston (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
Williams County (N.D.)
Wells County (N.D.)
|Item Number||1-201-1 |
|Format of Original||Albums|
|Dimensions of Original||20 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. |
|Notes||Title created by staff. |
|Biography/History||William 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 Institution||State Historical Society of North Dakota|
|Repository Collection||William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958|
|Credit Line||State Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-201-1) |
|Rights Management||Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota. |
|Ordering Information||To order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at email@example.com |
|Digital ID||ws12011 |