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Aerial view of Williston, N.D.
Aerial view of Williston, N.D.
TitleAerial view of Williston, N.D.
Date of Original195-
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view looking North from the train station, up Main Street of Williston, N.D. There are cars along the street and buildings on either side of Main Street are visible the Northwestern Bell Telephone building is visible on the left five blocks North of the train station.
General SubjectAerials
City & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial views
Railroad stations
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - Main Street S.
Williston (N.D.) - Main Street
Item Number1-176-1-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original24 x 11 cm.
Transcription"Offset Negatives (Individual Instruction Slip) The Williston Plains Reporter, X Line Neg X Halftone Screen 100, Wide Same Size, High as picture, When Wanted 1030 Thur - Feb 18" - Handwritten and printed on slip 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 (1-176-1-1)
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 IDws117611
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