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Snowden bridge interior, McKenzie County, N.D.
Snowden bridge interior, McKenzie County, N.D.
TitleSnowden bridge interior, McKenzie County, N.D.
Date of Original1918
DescriptionIn a photograph looking away from the bridge, a man stands, turned toward the camera, standing on part of the bridge. Two people ride in an automobile down a dirt road. Electric lines and trees are visible in the background.
General SubjectLandmarks
Subject (LCTGM)Bridges
Men
Trees
Drawbridges
Automobiles
Dirt roads
Railroad tracks
Hats
LocationFairview (Mont.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number1-75B-4-2
Negative Number1-75B-4-2
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
Transcription"June, July, Aug. Sept. 1918"--Handwritten on original box
"RR wreck drawbridge"--Handwritten on original box by Shemorry.
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 (1-75B-4-2)
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 IDws175B42
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