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Little Muddy Bridge, east of Williston, N.D.
Little Muddy Bridge, east of Williston, N.D.
TitleLittle Muddy Bridge, east of Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1940s
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of the Little Muddy Bridge, located east of Williston, N.D. A few people are standing on the bridge deck over the Little Muddy River in Williams County.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Bridges
Rivers
People
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Williams County (N.D.)
Little Muddy River
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-44-16-4
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original16 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Little Muddy Bridge, East of Williston, N.D. early 1940's, From Bill Shemorry Photo Files" -- 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 (1-44-16-4)
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 IDws144164
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