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Hunt Oil Company natural gas plant, McGregor, N.D.
Hunt Oil Company natural gas plant, McGregor, N.D.
TitleHunt Oil Company natural gas plant, McGregor, N.D.
Date of Originalafter 1963
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionView of the exterior of Hunt Oil Company's natural gas plant a few miles east of McGregor, used to process the product from a number of wells in the area. It was completed in 1963.
General SubjectOil
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Natural gas
Industrial facilities
Gas industry
Petroleum industry
Organization NameHunt Oil Company
LocationMcGregor (N.D.)
North Dakota
Item Number1-175-3-19
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original11 x 17 cm.
Transcription"Heat gas plant - McGregor." - 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.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation in description from page 141 of Shemorry's 1991 book: Mud, Sweat and Oil: The Early Days of the Williston Basin. The text describes a different photograph of the same Hunt Oil Company plant.
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 (1-175-3-19)
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 IDws1175319
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