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164th Signal Photo Company training camp aerial photograph, Tennessee
164th Signal Photo Company training camp aerial photograph, Tennessee
Title164th Signal Photo Company training camp aerial photograph, Tennessee
Date of Original1943-05-13
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionIn a U.S. Army, Photo Signal Corps. photograph, the training camp of the 164th Photo Signal Corps. is marked with an arrow. Fields, croplands, roads, trees and the campground are visible in this photograph.
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Military camps
Military facilities
Military training
Aerial photographs
Roads
Trees
Croplands
Meadows
Meadows
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Signal Photo Company, 164th
LocationTennessee
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-7-35
Negative Number1-7-35
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
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 (1-7-35)
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 IDws1735
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