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Wildrose Sr. boys basketball team portrait, Wildrose, N.D.
Wildrose Sr. boys basketball team portrait, Wildrose, N.D.
TitleWildrose Sr. boys basketball team portrait, Wildrose, N.D.
Date of Original197-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionGreanor Senior boys basketball team portrait in gymnasium, with nine young men wearing T-shirts and shorts with the coach kneeling in the center with three basketballs. The boys clothing says Wildrose Cross County, Wildrose H.S. Basketball, Wildrose Track, and Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Basketball players
Clothing & dress
Young adults
Group portraits
Organization NameWildrose High School (Wildrose, N.D.)
LocationWildrose (N.D.)
Item Number1-77-21-33
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 17 cm.
Transcription"Wildrose Sr. Boys __, B___ B___, Ron Salveson coach; ____ Olson, Dave Evenson, Brian Cain, Eldo Jacobson, Lyn Maynusm, Delroy Roslin, Tim Pladsen, Wade Salveson, Darcy Hamson" -- Handwritten in hard to read cursive 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 (1-77-21-33)
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 IDws1772133
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