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Doubleday, R. R.
Pasonault, Joseph Erne...
Olson, Christen V.
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Between 1900 and 1909
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Union Block, Williston, N.D.
Buildings; Storefronts; Streets; Sidewalks; Banks;
View of the Union Block in Williston, N.D. showing the Citizens National Bank on the corner of the street. Other businesses are visible but cannot be identified.
William E. (Bill) Shemorry as a baby, Williston, N.D.
Infants; Blankets; Houses; Roofs; Driveways; Lawns; Boys;
Outside his childhood home, a baby Bill Shemorry is wrapped in blankets, wearing a bonnet, for a photograph. The roof and driveway of the Shemorry residence is visible.
William E. (Bill) Shemorry as a boy, Williston, N.D.
Children; Boys; Stairways; Houses;
Near the stairway into his childhood home, a young Bill Shemorry smiles for a photograph.
Market Day, Williston, N.D.
Cities & towns; City & town life; Markets; People; Carts & wagons; Shopping; Horses; Saddlery; Dirt roads; Buildings; Courthouses;
Horses, wagons, and people gather for market day in early Williston. Businesses including The Golden Rule and Williston Harness Shop are visible and signs on buildings in the background say, The Golden...
Natural gas rig, Eckman, N.D.
Drilling; Natural gas; Gas industry; Automobiles; Men; Chauffeurs; Bankers; Petroleum workers; Oil well drilling rigs;
"Although records are scanty and nearly everyone who was living here in the early days of settlement is gone, a few tidbits of information remain to prove that as early as 1909, there was drilling for...
Portrait of J.E. Pasonault, N.D.
Men; People; Portraits; Portrait photographs; Suits (Clothing); Neckties;
Portrait of a man, J.E. Pasonault, wearing a suit and bowtie.
Salt Creek Oil field near Lavoye, Wyoming
Oil wells; Oil well drilling rigs; Petroleum industry; Tankers;
Panoramic view overlooking oil wells, tanks and buildings in the Salt Creek Oil Field near Lavoye, Wyoming.
Salt Creek Oil field, Lavoye, Wyoming
Buildings; Wooden buildings; Dirt roads; Automobiles; Petroleum industry; Petroleum workers; Huts;
Panoramic view looking down two main dirt roads lined with wooden buildings, shacks and early automobiles at the Salt Creek Oil Field in Lavoye, Wyoming.
Firemen's Tournament, June 11-13, 1912, Williston, N.D.
People; Buildings; Banks; Stores & shops; Storefronts; Signs (Notices); Banners; Children; Bands; Automobiles; Fire fighters; Men; Women; Streets; Street lights; City & town life; Tournaments;
View of Main Street Williston with a large group of people gathered together outside of the Greengard Bros. building with signs for "The Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes" and "Clothing, Furnishings...
Jolly Fireman, June 11-13 1912, Williston, N.D.
Streets; Parades & processions; Bands; Marching bands; Fire fighters; Musical instruments; Men; Tubas; Trombones; Buildings;
View of a band playing while marching down a main street of Williston, N.D. In the background are buildings.
Fishing near Freeburg, Pennsylvania
Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Fishermen; Waterfronts; Rivers; Channels; Trees;
A man can be seen fising near Freeburg Pennsylvania, in this postcard sent to John J. Shemorry from his mother, Emma V. Shemorry, who at the time, was in Pennsylvania. Bill Shemorry was born about one...
Library and churches, Williston, North Dakota postcard
A view of the James Memorial Library (right), Congregational Church (left), and St. Joseph's Catholic Church (center).
Greetings from Williston North Dakota postcard
J.R. Parsons and Hugh John Haylett portrait
Veterans; Men; Boys; Children; Portraits; Firearms; Military uniforms; Flags; Hats;
J.R. Parsons, in his Confederate uniform on his 81st birthday, poses with his youngest grandson, Hugh John Haylett, aged 5 years & 10 months, for a portrait.
Wild Cow railroad units hauling supplies from Williston to the railroad builders in McKenzie County, N.D.
Railroad cars; Railroad companies; Railroad construction & maintenance; Railroad employees; Railroad facilities; Railroad rails; Railroad shops & yards; Building materials;
Nineteen-thirteen was the big year for the Wild Cow railroad as it brought hundreds of tons of supplies from Williston to the railroad builders in McKenzie county. Units of the Wild Cow R.R. are pictured...
Wild Cow Railroad, Guthrie & Riley, railroad construction contractors, with standard gauge steam locomotives, McKenzie County, N.D.
Railroad companies; Railroad cars; Railroad stations; Railroad employees; Railroad facilities; Railroad locomotives; Railroad shops & yards;
Guthrie & Riley, railroad construction contractors, utilized standard gauge steam locomotives like this one, pictured somewhere along the Wild Cow right-of-way in McKenzie county. Railroad men would describe...
Wild Cow Railroad, carloads of dirt being dumped in fill for railroad construction, Watford City, N.D.
Dirt; Trestles; Railroad construction workers; Railroad employees; Railroad cars; Railroad locomotives;
Great Northern management kept its word that the tracks would be laid as far east as Watford. A crew of some forty men arrived and fired up the boilers. It was not too long until the first carloads of...
Wild Cow Railroad, steam shovel near Erickson's Camp on Little Missouri River, building the first railroad in McKenzie Co., N.D.
Steam shovels; Railroads; Railroad cars; Railroad companies; Railroad construction & maintenance; Railroad construction workers; Railroad employees; Railroad freight cars; Railroad locomotives; Railroad rails; Railroad shops & yards; Railroad tracks; Horses; Carts & wagons; Men; Dirt; trees
Steam shovel loading dump cars on narrow gauge railroad train. Both the shovel and the train had to be hauled to the construction site "knocked dosn" by horses and wagons. Contractors paid $1.00 per hundred...
Wild Cow Railroad, two hopefuls looking for work, McKenzie County, N.D.
Men; Automobiles; Steam shovels; Railroad construction & maintenance; Railroad construction workers; Railroad cars; Railroad facilities; Railroad rails; Railroad shops & yards; Railroad tracks; Construction;
Two hopefuls in an automobile out looking for work on the Wild Cow Railroad, McKenzie County, N.D.
Wild Cow Railroad, steam shovel, near Watford, McKenzie County, N.D.
Steam shovels; Railroad construction workers; Railroad employees; Men; Houses; Huts;
A massive, fifty-ton steam shovel was shipped from the factory where it was made to McKenzie county, knocked down. It was taken across the Missouri river ice during the winter and assembled at the place...
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