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Aerial view of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Williston, N.D.
Aerial view of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Williston, N.D.
TitleAerial view of the Good Samaritan Hospital, Williston, N.D.
Date of Original195-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view looking down on buildings in Williston, N.D. The Good Samaritan Hospital building is in the center, other buildings, homes and streets are visible. Snow covers the ground.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial views
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameGood Samaritan Hospital (Williston, N.D)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-77-13-11
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"#2 Air View, 42 cms wide x nic, 85 screen, wanted Monday Dec 22, 6229." -- Handwritten on back of photograph.
"Press Publication; Farmers Press, Montana Shopper, Williston Graphic, Dakota Advertiser, Williston, North Dakota." -- Stamped 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 (1-77-13-11)
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 IDws1771311
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