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Aerial view of the Missouri River flooding, N.D.
Aerial view of the Missouri River flooding, N.D.
TitleAerial view of the Missouri River flooding, N.D.
Date of Original1960s
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAerial view looking down on flooded land from the Missouri River, probably near Williston, N.D.
General SubjectWeather
Water
Aerials
Subject (LCTGM)Floods
Water
Rivers
Roads
Aerial views
LocationMissouri River
Williston (N.D.)
North Dakota
Decade1960-1969
Item Number1-44-6-27
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Color images
Color photographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
Transcription"Missouri R. Flood held by dikes Late 50's Early 60's, Yesteryear Photos - Bill Shemorry" -- 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 (1-44-6-27)
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 IDws144627
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