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Little Muddy Bridge just before it was torn down, east of Williston, N.D.
Little Muddy Bridge just before it was torn down, east of Williston, N.D.
TitleLittle Muddy Bridge just before it was torn down, east of Williston, N.D.
Date of Original194-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of a truck crossing the Little Muddy Bridge over the Little Muddy River east of Williston, N.D. shortly before the bridge was torn down.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Bridges
Trucks
Roads
Utility poles
Truss bridges
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Little Muddy River
Decade1920-1929
1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
Item Number1-44-16-6
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
Transcription"Return to Bill Shemorry, 94% P.2 cen, Building approaches for new bridge flooded in from down stream - see story, Little Muddy Bridge Just Before Torn Down, Old Williston Tounery in Background." -- 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 (1-44-16-6)
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 IDws144166
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