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Williston Coyote girls basketball versus Minot, in Jamestown, N.D.
Williston Coyote girls basketball versus Minot, in Jamestown, N.D.
TitleWilliston Coyote girls basketball versus Minot, in Jamestown, N.D.
Date of Original1979?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of the Williston Coyote girls' basketball game versus Minot during the state tournament in the Jamestown Civic Center. Coyotes player #13 attempts to rebound the basketball while Minot players surround her.
General SubjectSports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Gymnasiums
Basketball players
Organization NameWilliston High School (Williston, N.D.)
Minot High School (Minot, N.D.)
LocationJamestown (N.D.)
Item Number1-173B-129
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Color images
Color photographic prints
Dimensions of Original15 x 10 cm.
Transcription"Nov. 1979" - Printed 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 (1-173B-129)
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 IDws1173B129
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