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Aerial view of Williston, N.D.
Aerial view of Williston, N.D.
TitleAerial view of Williston, N.D.
Date of Original197-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view overlooking Williston, N.D. The railroad tracks, railroad station, grain elevators, streets, buildings, and homes are all visible. In the distance are fields and croplands.
General SubjectCity & town life
Aerials
Subject (LCTGM)Aerial views
Railroad tracks
Railroad stations
Buildings
Streets
Houses
Grain elevators
Croplands
Cities & towns
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Decade1970-1979
Item Number1-22B-226
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Bill Shemorry, Williston, N. Dak. Williston, N. Dak Camera points Northwest, -> gleason" -- Handwritten 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 (1-22B-226)
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 IDws122B226
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