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William E. (Bill) Shemorry accepts Fire Prevention award
William E. (Bill) Shemorry accepts Fire Prevention award
TitleWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry accepts Fire Prevention award
Date of Original196-
DescriptionStanding outside, William E. (Bill) Shemorry accepts a National Board of Fire Underwriters Award for Outstanding Public Service in Fire Prevention, National Honorable Mention in The Williams County Farmers Press. The men are at the Williams County Firemen's Picnic, according the the ribbon pinned on the jacket of the man presenting the award.
General SubjectAwards & ceremonies
Subject (LCTGM)Awards
Picnics
Men
Hats
Suits (Clothing)
Neckties
Ribbons
Badges
Eyeglasses
Meadows
Personal NameShemorry, William E. (Bill), 1914-2004
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number1-56-30
Negative Number1-56-30
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"National Board of Fire Underwriters Awards For Outstanding Public Service in Fire Prevention National Honorable Mention in The Williams County Press May 11 1969"--Typed on plaque.
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 (1-56-30)
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 eschultz@nd.gov
Digital IDws15630
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