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Bridge construction, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Bridge construction, Northwest Williston, N.D.
TitleBridge construction, Northwest Williston, N.D.
Date of Original1935 or 1936
DescriptionThe first pillar of the new bridge is being finished. Men can be seen on the bridge and below it, working. Several trucks are parked along the driveway below the bridge. Ladders have been raised to assist with the construction process, Northwest Williston, N.D.
General SubjectCity & town life
Subject (LCTGM)Bridges
Bridge construction
Men
Equipment
Trucks
Men
Construction
Construction equipment
Progress photographs
Construction workers
Dirt
Ladders
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1930-1939
Item Number1-75B-6-7
Negative Number1-75B-6-7
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
Dimensions of Original2 x 3 in.
Transcription"Oct. 1935 June, July, Sept., Oct. Nov. 1936"--Handwritten on original box
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-6-7)
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 IDws175B67
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