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Girls basketball, Grenora versus Wildrose, Williams County, N.D.
Girls basketball, Grenora versus Wildrose, Williams County, N.D.
TitleGirls basketball, Grenora versus Wildrose, Williams County, N.D.
Date of Original1974
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionAction shot of young women on the Grenora and Wildrose basketball teams vying to catch the basketball and make a rebound under the hoop. In the background fans and spectators sit in the bleachers. Unfortunately no one is identified.
General SubjectSports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Women
Basketball players
Sports spectators
Organization NameGrenor High School (Grenora, N.D.)
Wildrose High School (Wildrose, N.D.)
LocationWilliams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-176-3-9
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original17 x 11 cm.
Transcription"Grenora VS Wildrose 1974" - Handwritten on back of photograph.
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 (1-176-3-9)
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 IDws117639
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