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Box 215

1 Scrapbook contains newspaper articles and photographs by Bill Shemorry, plus other newspaper articles of interest, mainly from 1978 to 1982.
R in front of the date means the article was published in the The Williston Plains Reporter; H means the article was published in the Williston Daily Herald.
Title, Date, Page #
Epping-Springbrook Dam on July 4, 1946 R-7-4-79 1
History Remembers with Pictures – Alexander Old Settlers Picnic, marching band in parade R-8-2-79 1
History Remembers with Pictures – Knights of the Round Table R-8-22-79 2
History Remembers with Pictures – Old Central School, old Williston High School R-8-15-79 2
History Remembers with Pictures – Montana Dakota Power Company sales promotion, Main Street Williston, N.D.R-8-8-79 3
History Remembers with Pictures – Old Williston Armory, fundraising carnival with beauty pageant for Miss Williston R-7-25-79 3
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston City Commissioners R-8-1-79 4
History Remembers with Pictures – Old American State Bank R-7-11-79 4
History Remembers with Pictures – Paving Main Street in Williston, N.D. R-7-18-79 5
History Remembers with Pictures – Canfield Flying service and 200 coyote pelts R-9-12-79 5
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston High School football team of 1929 R-9-5-79 6
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston in 1882, village of 200, early settlers R-9-19-79 6
History Remembers with Pictures – Clean up day, Williston, May 15, 1911, cans bought by Asbury Grocery Company R-9-26-79 7
History Remembers with Pictures – Circus day in Williston, Campbell Crothers Great Circus had eight horse drawn wagons R-10-3-79 7
History Remembers with Pictures – G.M. Hedderick Co. midst of Stock reduction sale R-10-10-79 8
History Remembers with Pictures – First automobile in Williston n.d. 8
History Remembers with Pictures – Woman taxi driver – 15th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d.9
History Remembers with Pictures – “Stamp Boy” Champion scrap rubber scavengers in Williams County - 17th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 9
History Remembers with Pictures – 50th Anniversary of North Dakota’s statehood celebration n.d. 10
History Remembers with Pictures – New U.S. Highway 2, celebration of a paved road coast to coast and Williston’s 15th Annual Band Day - 14th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II 5-28-43 11
History Remembers with Pictures – Tom Freeman and cattle ranching n.d. 11
History Remembers - North Dakota land not in any County R-8-20-80 12
History Remembers – Williston has almost tripled in last 50 years R-10-1-80 12
History Remembers – Naturalization made 25 new area citizens R-4-15-81 12
History Remembers – Area newspapers printed for over a century R-10-15-80 13
History Remembers – Poor lighting a characteristic of area pioneer newspapers R-1-14-81 13
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston High School graduating class of 1942 n.d. 14
History Remembers with Pictures – “Band Taste Party” Costume Party held afternoon of Dec 7, 1941 n.d. 14
History Remembers with Pictures – Reep Motor Company celebrating new show room n.d. 15
History Remembers – Erling Johnson killed in farming accident and 70 neighbors harvest crops for family R-9-10-80 15
History Remembers – Fledging Co-op holds third annual meeting 4-29-81 15
History Remembers – Williston Coyotes 1931 football team 9-3-8016
History Remembers – Williston area native featured on the cover of a California slick-paper 10-22-80 16
History Remembers – ‘Biggest deer photo’ remained in negative files until now 11-12-80 16
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston Main Street in 1989 and Joseph W. “Bud” Jackson story n.d. 17
History Remembers with Pictures – Visiting abdicated King Edward VIII and American wife Wally Simpson n.d. 17
History Remembers with Pictures – S. Th. Westdal receiving Rotary Club award R-11-28-79 18
History Remembers with Pictures – Cromwell Dixon was first man to fly an areoplane in Williston n.d. 18
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston High School 1929-30 girls basketball teams 11-7-79 19 and 33
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston High School graduating class of 1930 and reunion n.d. 19
History Remembers – Williston Band day – first one held June 8, 1927 n.d. 20
These five bands made music for first Band Day – by Doreen Chakyn.d. 21
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston has first high school band in North Dakota n.d. 22
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston Philharmonic Orchestra on stage of New Grand Theatre n.d. 22
History Remembers with Pictures – Williams County grain harvest of 1910 n.d. 23
History Remembers – Teenage Elks baseball team, 1912 n.d. 23
History Remembers – Independence day celebration, Main Street, Wildrose, N.D. n.d.23
History Remembers – First church founded in Williston in 1888 R-11-19-80 24
History Remembers – Lions helped distribute Christmas baskets in ‘51 R-12-24-80 24
History Remembers – Men’s Club had a rough time finding lutefisk for annual dinner in 1941 R-1-7-81 24
Ole Axhandle – How we got rid of them pesky grasshoppers R-8-22-79 25
Shemorry Photo AdH-12-23-81 25
Main Street, Ray, N.D. with cable car 5-13-81 25
History Remembers – Eggs fry on a sidewalk – great promotion7-8-8125
History Remembers – Last steam powered locomotive pulls out of Williston in ’54 11-17-80 26
History Remembers – ‘Galloping Goose’ made final run to Williston in the summer of 1957 11-24-80 26
History Remembers – Gigantic check covers small bet 3-4-8126
Looking back, Silk trains speed by Williston 12-31-80 27
Fall Festival was the predecessor to the Upper Missouri Valley Fair 6-17-81 28
History Remembers – Torrential rains end drouth in June of 1932 6-3-8128
History Remembers – The first oil well in North Dakota 6-24-81 29
History Remembers – Hundreds saw ‘The Princess Chooses a Kitty’4-22-81 29
History Remembers – New Year’s Eve, 1940 in Williston 12-31-80 30
Family, “Old Joe” – photo by Bill Shemorry of painting 6-18-81 30
History Remembers – Cycles and tractors climb hills and walls 6-10-81 30
Piano or organ lesson ad, Arlyce Nylander n.d.30
History Remembers – Municipal Band has seen a lot of Band Days5-13-81 31
History Remembers – Alamo competes in state tournament 3-17-80 31
History Remembers – All aboard for the 1941 Williston High School prom 5-20-81 32 and 33
History Remembers – Violinist packs concert, party 7-1-8132
History Remembers – When ‘Broadway’ came to Williston4-8-8132
Picture published, bird’s eye view of Williston, N.D., First Union Church being considered for National Registry of Historic Buildings R-5-30-79 33
History Remembers – The Silver Grille: If the booths could talk… 5-6-8134
History Remembers – Michelich, benefactor1-21-81 34 and 37
History Remembers – Masonic Lodge held a special party in ‘412-4-8134
Indian bike: two wheels, speed and missing ‘R’ 8-4-8135
History Remembers – Snyder’s mercantile: if its walls could talk 3-11-81 35
History Remembers – H. W. Stockman one of the old breed n.d.35
History Remembers – Iranian justice executed swiftly in the old days 1-28-81 35
While serving as U.S. Consul General in Mexico, Willistonite abducted 1973 1-28-81 36
The old barrel, Photo by Bill Shemorry5-30-79 36
Memories of the good ol’ days (baseball teams) 1-28-81 36
History Remembers – It took a lot of ingenuity to plow through the snow in the ‘40s 2-25-81 37
Edith Hoppe: A victim of World War I hysteria by Jerome Tweton and Daniel F. Rylance, UND nd 37
Hook and Barney were once popular in Williston 10-8-80 38
Fire struck I.O.O.F. four times10-8-80 38
History Remembers – Volunteer city firemen earn honorary status 10-8-80 39
New equipment – 34 years ago, Minimum cost with maximum benefit (Williston volunteer firemen) 4-30-81 39
Firemen, using breathing equipment control hot blaze in Odd Fellows Bldg. (fire was on November 27, 1960) n.d. 39
History Remembers – Thirty nine years since Pearl Harbor 12-3-80 40
History Remembers – Williston civil defense under equipped but still ready to serve 3-25-81 40
History Remembers – National Guard inducted into Army in ‘412-11-81 41
History Remembers – They lacked experience, but they were willing (boxing matches) 2-18-81 41
History Remembers – Company E serves its country well 11-26-80 42
History Remembers – Company L Williston’s World War II home guard 12-10-80 42
History Remembers – Volunteer activities at home aid World War II troops 4-1-81 42
History Remembers – North Dakota American Legion convention in 1941 n.d.43
Rich Mahar, Photographer, ad for high school seniorsn.d. 43
History Remembers – Veterans Farm Training popular in area 11-5-80 44
Church entertained by Tom Thumb wedding 7-15-81 44
How to be a lady with bugs on your teeth6-6-7944
Bi-plane bomber dusts off flies and mosquitoes 7-22-81 45
Seaplane visits Williston (Pictures by Bill Shemorry) n.d. 45
First sea plane arrived in 1940, Williston is a stopping point on ocean-to-ocean in land water route 9-5-79 45
Fire’s cause in Ray still unknown by Margo Ryan Staff Writer 8-12-81 46
Through the years, the record of the Ray Fire Department has been good 8-12-81 46
History Remembers – Monster steer was biggest sold at sales ring 7-29-81 47
Remember When… 7-15-80 47
40 and 8 Elects Floyd Semenko, Williston 11-81 47
Williston Elks lodge9-8147
History Remembers – Harvesting was done a lot differently in the old days 8-12-81 48
History Remembers – New School year means excitement 8-19-81 48
Cenex distribution plant, N.D. Union Farmer 7-26-79 48
Smiling Face, Herald 9-14-81 49
Sunday Herald, Ray grain elevator destroyed by fireH-8-9-81 49
In ’55 crops were better than good 8-2-8150
History Remembers – Duo tell fish story9-23-81 50
History Remembers – Henry Bratvold had talent when it came to making anything he could of wood 11-11-8150
In Saudi Arabia, Peterson works in oil fields too – but not here 9-23-81 51
History Remembers – Reuben Backen converts junk pile to farm machinery 8-26-81 51
History Remembers – The Fire Prevention Week of 1947 was special 10-7-81 52
Fight Fire with Fire Protection, Product of and supplement to the Williston Daily Herald and the Williston Plains Reporter, Oct. 5-10, 1981. All stories and Photos by Bill Shemorry 10-81 52
Killdeer vs Watford football game, photo by Bill Shemorry10-11-81 52
City’s civil defense program passes test R-4-30-81 53
History Remembers – Williston was lively at turn of century R-12-9-81 53
History Remembers – Homecoming 1947: a gala eventR-10-14-81 53
The most ‘cooperative’ community around 9-30-81 54
History Remembers with Pictures – Dodge Economy run car R-10-31-79 55
History Remembers with Pictures – Judge A.L. Butler’s hysterical sales resistance, purchasing the first ticket to the 2nd annual Policemen’s BallR-10-17-79 55
History Remembers with Pictures – Jefferies ParkR-11-14-79 56
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston Moose Lodge, Thanksgiving Dinner Nov 1942 R-11-21-79 56
History Remembers with Pictures – First electro-cardiograph in Williston, 1941 R-12-5-79 57
History Remembers with Pictures – Nurses Air Training in 1942, Ray, N.D. R-12-12-79 57
History Remembers with Pictures – Christmas Eve 1939 in Williston R-12-26-79 58
History Remembers with Pictures – Burning of the Bruegger building, explosion in the business district R-12-19-79 58
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston and Williams County pulled together after Pearl Harbor n.d. 59
History Remembers with Pictures – Montana Dakota utilities demolished plant – largest contribution to scrap drive - 3rd in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d.59
History Remembers with Pictures – Jaycee Aluminum Drive - 4th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 60
History Remembers with Pictures – Paper, rubber, fat drives and cans and knives collected – 5th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War IIn.d. 60
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston Junior Chamber of Commerce – 8th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 61
History Remembers with Pictures – Williston Chamber of Commerce and its goals – 7th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 61
History Remembers with Pictures – Williams County awarded War Production Board (WPB) banner – 2nd in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 62
History Remembers – English Royal Air force plane crashed near Grenora, May 29, 1942 - 11th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 62
History Remembers with Pictures – Farm Machinery Quota - 6th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 63
History Remembers – 25th Anniversary of Grenora N.D. celebration – 13th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 63
History Remembers with Pictures – Upper Missouri Boy Scouts – 9th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 64
History Remembers with Pictures – Victory Parade, Main Street, Williston, N.D. April 6, 1942 – 10th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II n.d. 64
History Remembers with Pictures – Dance in Williston - 12th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War IIn.d.65
History Remembers with Pictures – Degree Team, made up of members of the loyalty Rebekah Lodge 39 of Williston - 16th in series of Home Front activities during the first years of World War II nd 65
History Remembers – Williston’s Iron Lung purchased in 1941 10-29-80 66
History Remembers – These 5 stood big in the community 9-9-8166
History Remembers – Great Northern Railway tycoon pays a visit 10-21-81 66
Grand and Reserve Champion Steer and the Bank of Tioga (Tioga Trib.)9-16-81 67
Tioga’s Farm Festival (2 pictures from the Tioga Trib.) 9-16-81 67
Williston delegation R-6-6-79 67
Winning runs in family R-9-16-81 68
History Remembers – That special car: dream of every young man 9-16-81 68
Festive Days – successful festival 9-16-81 69
Fun, donation served up at Waitresses Ball 10-28-81 70
Williams County had its own ‘great gold rush’ 11-4-81 70
History Remembers – Secretary Knox got welcome fit for dignitary 11-13-81 70
Anniversary of the ‘war to end all wars’ marked Wednesday morning R-11-11-81 71
History Remembers – Story of Halvor Tvedt: the times were tougher 11-25-81 71
History Remembers with Pictures – Williams Farmers Union Cooperative Creamery in 1940 10-24-79 72
History Remembers – Christmas ’56: a giving timeR-12-23-81 72
Williston postmaster ending 38-year careerR-10-17-79 72
History Remembers – Resourcefulness pays off for Wildrose firemen R-12-2-81 73
History Remembers – Locals ham it up during benefit show R-12-16-81 73
Forty years ago, Williston’s life was normal H-12-7-81 74
Williston - and state – had an all-out effort H-12-8-81 74
Americans, Japanese remember Pearl Harbor H-12-7-81 74
City was calm as war came, originally printed Dec 7 and 8th 1981 reprinted H-12-7-84 Loose on 74- 75
Fire damage may climb to $500,000, by Steve Osvold Staff Writer H-12-8-81 75
Fire damage estimated at $500,000 R-12-9-81 75, loose on 82- 83
FIRE two buildings destroyed in Monday night blaze H-12-8-81 76
Williston’s GTA feed mill is destroyed, Blaze reduces structure to no more than rubble, by Steve Osvold, Staff WriterH-2-10-82 77
We Care – Because You Care; product of and supplement to The Williston Daily Herald, Williston Fire Department. Article: Early History of police department is a colorful one by Bill Shemorry H-3-29-82 77
Hagens pioneers of ‘flying farmers’ R-12-30-81 78
History Remembers – Great Rubinoff: Musician, Showman R-1-6-82 78
History Remembers – ‘Service Men’s Herald’: the ‘little’ newspaper R-1-13-82 79
History Remembers – Williston Jaycees turned to unusual tactics to increase membership in Nov 1946 R-1-20-82 79
History Remembers – Merchants show their hospitality R-1-27-82 80
River crossing (picture by Bill Shemorry) R-12-2-81 80
History Remembers – ‘Mighty fish competition’ took place near here 28 years ago 2-10-82 80
History Remembers – 1947-48 was winter of digging out R-2-3-82 81
History Remembers – New basketball court provided a facility very much needed – Williston played Minot in the first game R-2-24-82 81
Ice cutters to recount cold times in Williston R-2-17-82 82
Years 1907-1907 were active time in Williston R-3-3-82 82
Reporter owner (Milton J. Wick) dies in Arizona R-12-2-81 82
History Remembers – Campfire Girls observed another anniversary R-3-10-82 83
History Remembers – Size of gym created interesting predicaments R-3-17-82 83
Epping sons of Norway float, first place in float division on Williston 52nd annual Band day H-5-20-82 83
James G. “Jim” Key, Obituary 3-8283
Lynn S. Bahner, Obituary 1-8283
Northern Auto Parts Ad, NAPA Presents… Ken Holst of Plentywood and his 1948 Frazer Sedan (photo by Bill Shemorry) H-2-28-8284
Great Plains of Williston Home ready for occupancy Ad. n.d.84
History Remembers – The class play: Enjoying local entertainment R-3-24-82 84
Northern Auto Parts Ad, NAPA Presents … Eloise Theodos in 1908 International H-12-20-8185
Northern Auto Parts Ad, NAPA Presents … Ole Anderson in his 1908 Maxwell Touring Car H-1-3-82 85
Northern Auto Parts Ad, NAPA Presents … Dean Winkjer and H.W. Stockman in 1910 Ford car, originally owned by Jonathon Winkjer of Wildrose H-1-10-82 85
Northern Auto Parts Ad, NAPA Presents … Carroll and Don Sinness and their 1927 Model T Ford H-2-14-82 85
We Salute the Veterans of Vietnam! (Photos from files of Bill Shemorry) R-5-30-79 86
Memorial Day 1979 in Williston R-5-30-79 88
Williams County Co-op Fair, Oct. 19, 1979, a Huge Success 10-20-78 90
Who’s he? Pink elephant picture from Williams Co. Co-op Fair n.d. 90
Merry Christmas, front page of Reporter, Christmas Rapture – Richard Mahar’s daughter 12-20-78 90
School is starting, drive carefully. Montana-Dakota Utilities Company and Mahar Photography H-8-26-81 91
Northern Auto Parts, Inc. W. H. Shemorry with Essex Terraphone (Photo by Bill Shemorry) H-11-1-81 92
History Remembers – This story’s about a drouth of a different kind R-3-31-82 92
Williston FU Oil celebrates a big event (2 Pictures by Bill Shemorry, published in the N.D. Union Farm)7-26-79 93
REC Meeting – Huge Success R-10-7-81 94
Copy of the front page of the Williams County Farmers Press 5-19-32 95, loose on 115
Copy of the front page of The Williston Herald High School Dedication Section 3-5-31 95
Williston Chamber of Commerce, 75th Anniversary Issue, Product of and supplement to the Williston Daily Herald and The Williston Plains Reporter. Photographs by Bill Shemorry on pages 10, 16, 18, 28. Articles by Bill Shemorry: Williston businesses have been loyal to Chamber, page 10; 1906-1907: The years of great activity and progress, page 14 1-29-82 96
Northwestern Federal Savings and Loan, 25th Anniversary, giving away FREE A 1980 Chevrolet Car n.d.; 12-79 to 1-80? 96
Progressive phases of Monday’s total eclipse as seen in Williston R-2-28-79 97
Eclipse darkens Williston’s skies by Willyn Cobb and Lyle Halverson, Herald Staff Writers H-2-26-79 97
Obscured skies disappoint Pacific viewers by Patrick Connolly, Associated Press Writer H-2-26-79 97
It happened in Williston, eclipse articles by Connie Begss Herald Staff Writer, and photos by Al Ouse and Kurt Clemmensen H-2-27-79 98
Veteran Edmund H. Shemorry receives medals after 61 year wait (Published in the Pierce Co. Herald) 5-19-7999
The Williston Plains Reporter newspaper, Tioga Farm Festival: 22nd annual event, bigger, better than ever. Articles and Photographs by Bill Shemorry 9-10-80 99
Archie Kouba returns to his old stomping grounds n.d. 100
Area residents attend picnicR-4-4-79 100
Medals Are Awarded – But 61 Years Late; Edmund H. Shemorry of Puyallup finally received World War I medals. Clipped from Wash. State Legionnaire ____ Sept. 1979100
Williston Plains Reporter – Lloyd Bjella: last of the blacksmiths, by Jeff Bahr Staff Writer 7-15-81 101
Old Blacksmith Days Still Remembered by New Breed of Smithy, by Lucille Hendrickson Tribune Staff Writer Bismarck Tribune 1979 101
Making wagon wheels no lost art in Epping, by Earle Dodd R-6-11-80 101
Old Post Office becomes modern office building – Photographs and text by David L. Widmaier (top 4 Photographs by Bill Shemorry)10-26-80102
Francis Cannon – ‘Mister Tioga,’ by Doreen Chaky Staff Writer, Greg Pollert Photos n.d. 103
Bonetraill was once a bustling community, by Doreen Chaky Staff Writer n.d. 103
Once bustling Avoca a doorway into the past, by Doreen Chaky Staff Writer, Photographs by Kurt Clemmensen n.d.104
Wheelock bank robbed 54 years ago today, by Doreen Chaky Staff WriterR-11-12-80 104
Sixth Infantry relives Williston’s colorful past, by Doreen Chaky Staff Writer, Photographs by Kurt Clemmensen R-1-21-81 105
What’s in a North Dakota name? by Jeff Bahr Staff Writer, Greg Pollert Photo n.d. 105
Band Day articles and photographs, Welcome to Band DayH-5-14-81 106
Christmas Poem by Gloria Shemorry H-11-24-81 107
National Hard Spring Wheat Show program Oct. 24-25, sponsors, last years winners and Miss 1978 National Hard Spring Wheat Queen – Sarah Dhuyvetter R-10-24-79 108
History Remembers – Williston’s Farmers Union Cooperative Creamery R-10-24-79 108
Memorial Day: Veterans group rededicate Soldiers’ Monument (Bill Shemorry Photo) H-5-30-82 109
Ekblad’s 30th Anniversary Advertisement H-2-23-82 110
The Williston Daily Herald, Special Saturday edition FREE H-11-14-81 111
State class a – girls basketball tournament, nov. 12, 13, 14; Williston high school field house, product of and supplement to the Williston Daily Herald H-11-12-81 112
History Remembers – First in a series: Snowden Bridge: Ghost stories are its history R-4-7-82 113
History Remembers – Snowden part of area since 1913R-4-14-82 113
McKenzie County Farmer, Watford City, North Dakota, whole newspaper 10-1-81 Loose 113-114
Third in series: Snowden Bridge – a history retold R-4-28-82 114
Mondak Hall… If these walls could talkR-4-28-82 114
Loose pages of newspapers

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