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First settlers in Williston, N.D.
First settlers in Williston, N.D.
TitleFirst settlers in Williston, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1883 and 1899
DescriptionAmong the first to settle in Williston were these famous buffalo hunters and cowboys: Front, Frank Poe, F.R. "Doc" Zahl, and Nick Bruegger. Standing, Doug Bell, Bent Bell, Fin Barnfather and Joe Bell.
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Homesteading
Men
Cowboys
Personal NamePoe, Frank
Zahl, F. R. "Doc"
Bruegger, Nick
Bell, Doug
Bell, Bent
Barnfather, Fin
Bell
Joe
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Decade1880-1889
1890-1899
Item Number1-16-11-17
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalShemorry, William E. (Bill)
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
Transcription"Page 4 81%"--Handwritten on back of print
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.
Bibliographic ReferenceDescription from Williams County Centennial Memoirs, page 4.
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 (1-16-11-17)
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 IDws1161117
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