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Crew of Universal Drilling rig 2, North of Temple, N.D.
Crew of Universal Drilling rig 2, North of Temple, N.D.
TitleCrew of Universal Drilling rig 2, North of Temple, N.D.
Date of Originalafter 1950
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
Description"The crew of Universal Drilling rig 2 pose for their 'portrait' on the Apache Corp. Williams Expl. 1-2 Delaney well north of Temple in Williams county. Included are Richard Stoops, Dean Lund, Larry Frisinger, Paul Royer, Pipe Inspector Ken Taylor and Toolpusher Bud Edwards. This well is now nearing total depth in the Winnepegosis formation. - Bill Shemorry Photo."
General SubjectOil
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)People
Men
Oil wells
Oil well drilling rigs
Petroleum industry
Petroleum workers
Hats
Personal NameStoops, Richard
Lund, Dean
Frisinger, Larry
Royer, Paul
Taylor, Ken
Edwards, Bud
LocationTemple (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
Item Number1-175-8-6
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original18 x 11 cm.
Transcription"Delaney, 100" - Handwritten on front of photograph.
"Portrait, The crew of Universal Drilling Rig 2" - Handwritten on back of photograph.
"The crew of Universal Drilling rig 2 pose for their 'portrait' on the Apache Corp. Williams Expl. 1-2 Delaney well north of Temple in Williams county. Included are Richard Stoops, Dean Lund, Larry Frisinger, Paul Royer, Pipe Inspector Ken Taylor and Toolpusher Bud Edwards. This well is now nearing total depth in the Winnepegosis formation. - Bill Shemorry Photo." -- Printed and attached to front of photograph.
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 (1-175-8-6)
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 IDws117586
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