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Exterior of Farmers Union Oil Co. garage, N.D.
Exterior of Farmers Union Oil Co. garage, N.D.
TitleExterior of Farmers Union Oil Co. garage, N.D.
Date of Original195-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionExterior view of the Farmers Union Oil Company garages, exact location unknown. There are two garage doors open and a third closed. Two men work under the hood of a car on the far right. There are signs that say Co-op Tire Service, Lubrication, We install mufflers, and safety inspection. There are tires outside the brick garage, and two boys next to a dumpster on the far left.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Garages
Petroleum industry
Refuse disposal
Doors & doorways
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
LocationNorth Dakota
Item Number1-77-21-74
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original17 x 22 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 (1-77-21-74)
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 IDws1772174
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