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Authorized Bee Line Service garage, Williston, N.D.
Authorized Bee Line Service garage, Williston, N.D.
TitleAuthorized Bee Line Service garage, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original197-
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionExterior of a garage with signs that say Specialized, Frame, Wheel, Axle Straightening; Authorized Bee Line Service; Specialized Truck & Car Front End Overhaul. There are also signs that say Office, Brake Service and Safety Pays. There is a Chevrolet C10 truck from the late 1960's parked out front.
General SubjectTransportation
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Trucks
Automobile repair
Automobile service stations
Automobile dealerships
Automobile equipment & supplies stores
Subject (LCSH)Chevrolet automobile
Organization NameBee Line Service Company (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
North Dakota
AddressWilliston (N.D.) - 2nd Street W.
Item Number1-1-22-14
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original8 x 10 cm.
NotesTitle created by staff.
The Bee Line Service Company garage address is 224 2nd Street West, Williston, N.D. 58801.
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 (1-1-22-14)
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 IDws112214
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