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Aerial view of Green 18-1 oil well and farm, McKenzie County, N.D.
Aerial view of Green 18-1 oil well and farm, McKenzie County, N.D.
TitleAerial view of Green 18-1 oil well and farm, McKenzie County, N.D.
Date of Original1983-10
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view looking down over the Green 18-1 oil well and farm, a few farm buildings, fields, and an oil well with the drilling rig derrick are visible.
General SubjectOil
Agriculture
Aerials
Subject (LCTGM)Oil wells
Oil well drilling rigs
Farms
Farmhouses
Farming
Croplands
Aerial views
LocationMcKenzie County (N.D.)
Decade1980-1989
Item Number1-26-118-2
Negative Number1-26-118-2
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Color images
Dimensions of Original4 x 4 cm.
Transcription"Mrs. Green - Aerial of McKenzie County Well" -- Handwritten on envelope holding negatives.
"Customer's Originals Enclosed" -- Printed on envelope holding negatives.
"See enclosed print for cropping, 2 8x10 color enlargements, Vertical format, Shemorry - Williston, Mrs. Green 11-83" -- Handwritten on paper with negative.
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 (1-26-118-2)
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 IDws1261182
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