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Boy Scout troop 362 at Chatoka Lodge, Minot, N.D.
Boy Scout troop 362 at Chatoka Lodge, Minot, N.D.
TitleBoy Scout troop 362 at Chatoka Lodge, Minot, N.D.
Date of Original1975?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA group portrait of men and boys who proudly display a recently earned award. There are seven boys and one man wearing Boy Scout uniforms and hats. There are two men not wearing uniforms, one of whom is shaking hands with a Boy Scout from troop 362. The numbers 362, the troop number, is visible on this boy's sleeve. The group is at the National Chief's lodge, Great Plains Area Council, Minot, N.D. There are tents and trees visible behind the group.
General SubjectPeople
Bands, clubs & societies
Subject (LCTGM)Camping
Subject (LCSH)Boy Scouts
Organization NameBoy Scouts of America
LocationMinot (N.D.)
Item Number1-64-3-86
Negative Number1-64-3-86
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
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 (1-64-3-86)
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 IDws164386
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