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Aerial of Watford City, N.D.
Aerial of Watford City, N.D.
TitleAerial of Watford City, N.D.
Date of Original1980?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionAerial view overlooking Watford City, N.D. showing four grain elevators, the railroad tracks, streets, and many other buildings and houses.
General SubjectAerials
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial photographs
Aerial views
Cities & towns
Grain elevators
Railroad tracks
Buildings
Streets
Houses
LocationWatford City (N.D.)
Decade1970-1979
1980-1989
Item Number1-170-29
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Watford City Aerials" - Handwritten on card with photographs.
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 (1-170-29)
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 eschultz@nd.gov
Digital IDws117029
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