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Aerial view during winter of Wildrose, N.D.
Aerial view during winter of Wildrose, N.D.
TitleAerial view during winter of Wildrose, N.D.
Date of Original195-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view with snow on the ground overlooking the town of Wildrose, N.D. In the foreground is the water tower, then many homes, trees and buildings are visible. There are three grain elevators in the background, and snow covered fields in the distance.
General SubjectAerials
City & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial views
Cities
Streets
Snow
Winter
Croplands
Water towers
Houses
Trees
Buildings
Grain elevators
LocationWildrose (N.D.)
Decade1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
Item Number1-176-1-36
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original16 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Wildrose" - 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 (1-176-1-36)
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 IDws1176136
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