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Ed Canfield Coyote Hunter, Williston, N.D.
Ed Canfield Coyote Hunter, Williston, N.D.
TitleEd Canfield Coyote Hunter, Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1930 and 1945
CreatorPasonault, J.E., 1875-1945
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of Ed Canfield and Bud Thome, their airplane and large pile of hunted coyotes. The airplane tail says "NC 20941 Dart, Culver Aircraft Corporation, " and the wing says "NC20941." In the distance on the far right are two buildings, and there is some snow on the ground.
General SubjectTransportation
Sports & recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Hunting
Coyote hunting
Airplane wings
Hides & skins
Personal NameCanfield, Ed
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Item Number1-45-14-2
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original16 x 22 cm.
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 (1-45-14-2)
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
Digital IDws145142
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