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Box 194A
1 Envelope #1, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 1-6, Title Pages, Frontis piece, table contents, front cover story, preface, acknowledgements. 2 prints. Page 5 Title page image Page 64 Clarence Iverson Crystal Ball
2 Envelope #2, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 7-17, Dr. Thom & Williston Basin 7-13, A drilling rig out of the past 14-17. 4 prints:
-1 Page 14 top, scene of a threshing machine operating with gas.
-2 Page 14 Bottom, “One of Mohall’s Gushers”
-3 Page 15, Old time Oil rig, photographic postcard from April 15, 1909
-4 Page 17, 4 photos together, dating to 1919, probably from Ole Hellebust farm in Renville County depicting gas well and gas use on a farm and in the kitchen
3 Envelope #3, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 18-29, The Pioneer Well.
-1 Page 18, Pioneer Oil Prospectus page. 4 Prints.
-2 Page 22, Montana, Pioneer Oil & Gas Company Certificate
-3 Page 24, Leonard “Blackie” Jones points at place the Pioneer Oil & Gas well was drilled prior to World War I.
-4 Page 25, Bill Carpentier
4 Envelope #4, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 30-38. The Big Viking & California Kamp. 7 prints.
-1 Page 30, California Kamp Well, Photographic postcard
-2 Page 30 Top, Big Viking
-3 Page 36 Big Viking Oil Company, Ray, N.D. Joe Cutting Stock Certificate
-4 Page 37 – Top, part of 3000 at Calf. Kamp, Ray, N.D.
- 5 Page 37 Bottom, Nesson Farmers all have royalty, oil dome, Ray, N.D. 11-12-37 Calif. Kamp
-6 Page 38 top – Kamp Wells – “The site preparation work for the Amerada Hess Walter Kamp location had just been completed when the above photo was taken. Second from the right is Walter Kamp on whose minerals the well was being drilled. At the right is Tom Harney who operated the H & K Construction Co. which leveled the drilling site. Others in the picture are H & K employees.” – Mud, Sweat & Oil page 38
-7 Page 38 Bottom, Walt Kamp Well – “The Shelby Drilling Company’s Rig 52 appeared like this on a sunshiny day shortly following the spudding in of the Amerada Hess Walter Kamp location.” - Mud, Sweat & Oil page 38.
5 Envelope #5, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 39-50. AC Townley – The Man with a Silver Tongue. Pages 51-52 Early Shows of Oil & Gas. Letter from Gina K. Buchholtz to Bill Shemorry Feb. 13, 1997, about original photos on page 39 of book Mud, Sweat & Oil. 2 prints.
-1 Page 39, A.C. Townley State Historical Society of N.D. A-5630
-2 Page 39 top, A.C. Townley’s Robinson, N.D. oil camp is pictured as it appeared in 1925 when the steam powered cable drilling rig was in operation.
6 Envelope #6 (empty), Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 53-57 – Oil Discovery Nite, Pages 58-63 – Drilling The Discovery. Envelope #7, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 64-66 Clarence Iverson Crystal Ball. Pages 67-71 Rig that Drilled Discovery. 1 print of 2 negatives for page 69.
-1 Page 69, Bulldozer – Top, Water Well driller - bottom
7 Envelope #8, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 72-77 – The Amerada Story.
Pages 78-83 – The 1st Independent. 4 prints.
-1 Page 78, Iverson 1st Indep. 1951 Bill Shemorry Photo
-2 Page 78 Bottom, 1st Independent; “Critchell Parsons, president of the Tioga Petroleum Corporation, right, chats with Clarence Iverson, owner of the land on which the original Williston Basin discovery well was drilled. The meeting took place one Saturday morning in 1952 at the Plainsman Hotel.” - Mud, Sweat & Oil, page 78.
-3 Page 83 – The 1st Independent
-4 Page 83 Bottom – Canadian Oil Man McCulloch, about 1953, Independent
8 Envelope #9, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 84-101 – The Media coverage. Pages 102-107 – What the Oil & gas Journal wrote. 2 handwritten notes for Page 95 and page 99 negatives (however they are not in folder) 4 prints.
Page 101 – Top, The Media Coverage
Page 101 – Bottom – The Media Coverage, group picture, including Bill and Corinee Shemorry
Photo of the cover of the Williston Petroleum Picture from Oct. 1957
Page 103 – What the Oil & Gas Journal wrote
9 Envelope #10 (empty), Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 108-109 – How the Oil Fields were named. Pages 110-118 – The 1st Len of Oil. Bob Moran & Longest, 8 early wells. Envelope #11, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 119-120 – Directional wells. Pages 121-122 – Offshore oil in ND. 6 Prints.
Page 119 – Top Viall – No. 1, 1st Directional well. “No. 1 Joseph Viall, first directional well to be drilled in North Dakota…. drilled by Worley & Harrell for Amerada Petroleum Corporation.” - Mud, Sweat & Oil page 119
Page 119 – Bottom, Ytterdahe No 2., 2nd Directional well, drilled by Worley & Harrell for Amerada Petroleum Corporation.
Page 121, USA #1 – Mound
Page 121 – Bottom, mound inside steel enclosure
Page 124 – Top
Page 127 – Mandan Refinery
10 Envelope #12, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 123-142 – Pipelines & Refineries. 13 prints.
Page 123, Pipelines & Refineries. Construction of the Tioga-Mandan trunk line, Service Pipe Line Co.
Page 124 – Bottom, RR tank cars
Page 128 – Williston Refinery
Page 131 – bottom, Tioga gas plant
Page 133 – Top, Williston refinery Dedication
Page 133, Bottom, 1st Truckload of gas
Aerial view of refinery
Page 135 – Top, Queen City refinery
Page 135 – Bottom, 1st load of gas from Queen City
Page 139 top, 3 men in front of refinery
Page 139 – Bottom, pipeline. Nostalgia – Pipelines Oct 1955.
Page 141, Refinery head with clip board
Page 141 – Top, refinery
11 Envelope #13, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 143-144 Riches of a Different Kind. Page 145 – The Luck of the Texans. Page 146-147 – The First Oil Men. Pages 148-150 – Pride at Westhope. Pages 151-154 – A. Jacobson Visits Watford City. Note that says “Page 145 – 100%, neg enclosed No Print – Luck of Texans.” 1 Print, 3 copy prints. Envelope #14 (empty), Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 155-166 – Gusher Joe.
Page 143, Lars Freiland Rig
Page 152 top, at Watford City, Jacobson, Jacoson, & Christensen, copy print
Page 151 – Bottom, Rissen & Jacobsen, copy print
Page 153 – bottom, at Watford City
12 Envelope #15, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 167-169, The Herman May etc. Pages 170-172 He Could’ve been elected mayor. Pages 173-179 Shell’s Richy strike. Note on page 170, negs and prints Shell’s Richey Strike. Note on page 176, prints & 2 negs. 2 prints, 3 screened negatives, and 5 screened prints.
Page 167, Herman May Well print
Page 170, Blackie Davidson in God House print
Screened negative, Page 173 upper right, Shell oil No. 1 n. Pacific
Screened print, Page 173 upper right, Shell oil No. 1 n. Pacific (neg enclosed)
Screened print, Page 173 Lower right, Edwin Biery Refreshment stand
Screened print, Page 173 upper left, Newell Beery and daughter Elaine in 1951
Screened print, Page 176 right, abstractors
Screened print, Page 176, Texaco well
Screened negative, Page 176, Texaco well
Screened negative, Page 176 right, abstractors
13 Envelope #16, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 180-181 – The First Oil Nancy. Pages 182-183 The Great Protest march on the L___. Pages 184-187 – Story of Petroleum Told during Oil Progress Week. Pages 188-189 – No Place for Pessimists. 7 prints.
Page 180 – Check – 1st Oil Money. Check to The National Bank of Tulsa, to Clarence M. Iverson and Thea Iverson from Amerada Petroleum Corporation.
Page 184, Oil progress week
Page 186, top left, Oil Essay Winner Mahlaine Rustad, 1956 Bill Shemorry Photo
Page 186, bottom right, Oil Essay Winner Joan Delaney, 1956 Bill Shemorry Photo
Page 187 – Filling car with gas
Page 188 Officers of ND Oil & Gas Association
Page 189, Directors of N.D. Oil & Gas Association
14 Envelope #17, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 190-192- The Tulsa Exposition. Pages 193-195 – The Desk & Derrick Club, Women Were Always Willing to Help. Pages 196-198 – Oil Field Trash & Proud of It. 5 prints.
Page 193 – Top, Desk & Derrick Club
Page 194 – Top, Desk & Derrick Club at Segnal Refinery
Page 194, Desk & Derrick Story
Page 195 – Top, install officers during candle lite ceremony, Desk & Derrick Club
Page 195 – Bottom, Desk & Derrick Story
15 Envelope #18, Mud, Sweat & Oil, Shemorry. Pages 199-203 – Oil Patch Tales.
Pages 204-205 – Skiddy a Rig saves Bucks. Pages 206-207 – The Telephone Story. Page 208 – Epilog. The End. 4 prints.
Women Telephone Operators at Bell Telephone, Williston, N.D. (Print 194-15-1 matches negative 54-46-2 and print 11-49-1)
Page 207 – Telephone Story, Bell Telephone building, Williston, N.D. (Print 194-15-2 and print 181-9 match negative 54-51-1)
Page 199, color shat goes with oil patch tales
Unidentified oil well and farmer

Box 194B
1 First printed, draft copy of Mud, Sweat and Oil, The Early Years of the Williston Basin by Bill Shemorry, 208 pages. (was with prints that are now in box 194A)

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