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Box 218

1 Oil newspaper and publications scrapbook. H before the date means published in the Williston Herald. Pages 26 and 46 to 88 are empty or blank pages.
Item, Date, Page #
Shemorry Photograph of Iverson, Clarence, No. 1; Spudding in cover
Listing (two ripped pages with newspaper articles in scrapbook by topic) cover
Oil Test Well To Be Started In Dry Fork Soon Amerada Men Say 7-20-50 1
Tioga Well Reaches 7,450 Feet; Oil Progress Week Observed Here 10-12-50 1
Tioga Well Yield Show Oil Traces 1-4-51 1
Different Angle On Oil Test Well; Press- Graphic Photo 9-7-50 1
Oil Operations Here No Deep Mystery 2-8-51 2
Water Comes First At Oil Test Site. Two Press Graphic Photos 8-24-50 2
Do You Have Dogs? By H.M. Zahl – Williams County Farmers Press 2-22-51 2
Reporter Retraces Steps of Oil Speculators, Discovers Interesting Tale of Quick Deals 2-22-51 3
Optimistic Oil Men Continue Trying to Bring Tioga Well In 3-15-51 3
Williams County Farmers Press – Iverson Well Pumps 307 Barrels of 55 Gravity Crude Oil During 17 Hour Test, Amerada Reports 4-5-51 4
Tank Cars On Way To Well 4-6-51 5
Tioga Makes Plans For Waterworks, New Hotel 4-6-51 5
On The Oil News Front 4-6-51 5
Market – Amerada Stock Up 7 Points 5-6-51 5
North Dakota’s In 4-19-51 6
Drowned In Oil 4-19-51 6
Oil Flows Again From Tioga Well, Will Go To Refinery 4-19-51 6
Oil Development 4-12-51 7
Mineral Rights Cause Mathematical Puzzle. By Jim Key Press Graphic Staff Writer 4-12-51 7
Amerada Officials Visit Williston 4-12-51 7
Amerada Official Visits Test Well, Photo by Burdick 4-26-51 7
Let’s Not Go Hog Wild 4-12-51 7
Sticker: Headquarters for the Nation’s Biggest New Oil Development Williston, ND 7
451 Barrel Flow in 16 Hours Recorded At Amerada Oil Well, May Drill Deeper After Tests 4-26-51 8
Ah! Sweet Dreamland 4-26-51 8
Last Oil Tankers shipped out 5-3-51 8
Preparations Underway by Amerada To Resume Drilling at Tioga Well 5-3-51 8
Oil Boom Shows Up Historic Increase In Moran’s Office 5-3-51 8
Letter to the Editor: To Herman M. Zahl, from Norman Brunsdale, Governor 5-3-51 8
A Drill, Dust and Dreamland 5-3-51 8
Landowners Rights 5-3-51 8
Amerada Twists Off Drill Bit, Resumes Fishing Operations 5-10-51 9
Former Resident Now In Oil Game 5-10-51 9
Amerada Starts Work On Sites For New Well 5-31-51 9
Amerada Starts Fourth Attempt To Get Lost Bit 5-17-51 9
Publisher, Rancher, Oil Man From Chadron, Nebr., Visit in Williston 5-17-51 9
The Oil Sharks! 6-7-51 9
Amerada Crew Reaches 11,937 Feet at Tioga 6-7-51 9
Amerada Crew Recovers Fish 6-14-51 9
Hear Ye! The Mayor Speaks 5-17-51 9
Amerada Plans Two New Wells 5-24-51 9
Williams County Farmers Press: Williston Starts Putting In Bid For Industry, Outlines Facts on Potential Available Here 6-21-51 10
Will Williston Become Headquarters For North Dakota’s oil Industry? 6-21-51 10
Landowners May Re-Buy Mineral Rights On Lands Taken Over by Federal Land Bank During 30’s 6-28-51 10
Oil Companies Request Housing 7-5-51 11
Six Oil Wells Completed By Cold Weather, Amerada Plans 7-5-51 11
Image of the first oil royalty check received by Mr. & Mrs. Clarence M. Iverson 7-12-51 11
Drilling Begun On Bakken Well North Of Tioga; Derrick Has Been Erected At Risseer Well In McKenzie. 3 Press- Graphic Images 7-12-51 11
Finally, It’s Happened 7-12-51 12
Matt Iverson Well Will Be Spudded By Aug. 1, Says Regent Official 7-19-51 12
Our Oil Reported Nationally 7-26-51 12
“Let John Do It” 7-26-51 12
Williston’s Rig Van Winkles 7-26-51 12
Rumor Spiked; New Site Picked; Oil Conservation Plan Explained 7-26-51 12
Keep Them In Williston 7-19-51 12
New Daly Well Producing 72 Barrels of Oil Daily, Basin Area Sketched 2-8-51 13
Lease Procedure Revised; State Legislature Changes Oil Laws; County Oil Rights Changing By Court, Recent Legislation 3-3-51 13
Oil in N.D. – Maybe – Research, New Showings Indicate – whole newspaper page from the Bismarck Trib on Oil 3-3-51 14
Bismarck is Headquarters in North Dakota Oil Hunt – half a newspaper page on oil 3-3-51 15
More Wells Predicted Starting In Two Weeks: Flow of Oil Stopped At Tioga Awaiting Additional Storage Tank Faculties. Official Denies Previous Strike H 4-6-51 15
Tioga Man Faces Pleasant Prospect of Bing Oil Rich H 4-6-51 15
Amerada To Set Up Offices Here H 4-6-51 15
Oil Wildcatters And Speculators migrating To N.D. Following Success of Tioga Well – Fargo Forum 4-8-51 16
Sightseers Kept Away From Well – Fargo Forum 4-8-51 16
N.D. Revising Procedure On Oil Leases – Fargo Forum 4-8-51 16
Capped Oil Well – Image in the Fargo Forum 4-8-51 16
N.D. Wheat Farmer Shares In ‘Black Gold’ – Fargo Forum 4-6-51 17
High Quality Flow Tapped Near Tioga – Fargo Forum 4-6-51 17
Oil Firms Swarming Into Area – Dickinson Press 4-7-51 17
Half of N.D. Under Oil Lease; First Dry Well Dug In ’22 – Fargo Forum 4-6-51 17
Troubles Held Back Drilling Of Oil Well H 4-5-51 18
Oil Firm Setting Up Offices In Williston – Fargo Forum 4-7-51 18
Manitoba Well Output Drops; Will Test Second One Today – Fargo Forum 4-6-51 18
Head Men In Operations - 3 images H 4-5-51 18
Actual Production Capacity To Take Several Days Observation H 4-5-51 18
Activity In Area Jumps After Find H 4-5-51 18
Tioga Oil Well Climaxes State Quest of Years H 4-5-51 18
Weather Is Biggest Worry For Clarence Iverson, Tioga – Fargo Forum, two pictures 4-8-51 19
Williams Lawyer Has Advice for Landowners About Oil Leasing – Dickinson Press 4-10-51 19
First Commercial N.D. Oil Well ‘Electrifies’ Tulsa Petroleum Men – Fargo Forum 4-8-51 19
North Dakota Find Causes Stir in The ‘Oil Capital’ – Dickinson Press 4-10-51 19
Test Is Underway Again – Dickinson Press 4-18-51 20
Daily Herald Credited With Scoop on Oil Field Story H4-6-51 20
Williston Turns to Utopia as Writer Compares City to Midland, Texas 4-26-51 20
Amerada to Drill 2nd Well in N.D. – Minneapolis Tribune 4-20-51 20
N.D. Crude Loaded Into Rail Tank Cars – Fargo Forum 4-24-51 20
Next Run Due Soon After Acidizing Done At Noon H4-20-51 20
Oil Discovery Near Tioga Brings Excitement to Northwest N.D. – The Rakota (?) 4-12-51 21
Page 2 from the Insurance Federation magazine; Where Oil Flows and Oil in N.D. 4-51 21
Dakota Oil Boom: Amerada Strike Touches Off Scramble for Leases – The Wall Street Journal; and map of oil areas around Williston, N.D. and Montana 6-12-51 22
Competition Results In Oil Drillers Working Feverishly – Fargo Forum, 4 photos 5-30-51 23
U.S. News & World Report – article “West Has Oil Boom – Or Bust,” pages 24 & 25 two W. E. Shemorry Photographs titled “Farmer and Oilmen Meet” and “First Tank Cars Roll” – also a map of Where Oil Rush is On with marked wildcats and dry holes 7-20-51 24
Well Retest Delayed By Mud In Tube – Fargo Forum 7-25-51 24
Rig En Route For New Well n.d. 24
U.S. To Let Owners Keep Mineral Rights – Fargo Forum 7-25-51 24
Asks Sound Methods in N.D. Oil Fields – Fargo Forum 7-25-51 24
Crude’s Density of Prime Importance in New Oil Well 7-29-51 25
Whipstock, Expert Driller Being Flown to N.D. Site 7-29-51 25
Shell Wildcat Hikes 3 Stocks $198,000,000 7-29-51 25
Petroleum Industry Headed for New Records 7-29-51 25
Laird Heads Geologists 7-29-51 25
Shell Find Has Far Reaching Effect – 6 articles on 1 page and oil map of MT & ND 7-28-51 27
Around the Treasure State: Oil Field Jargon May Sound like Greek To Layman but It Tells Definite Story – Great Falls Tribune 7-28-51 28
Maybe All Land in Williston Basin Has Oil, Says Amerada Official at Open Forum Here: Areas Still Open, Leasing Continues in Williams County 8-2-51 28
Oil Drilling Official Files to Site – 1 Press Graphic Photo 8-2-51 28
N.D. Sells Over 6,400 Acres of Oil Leases for $32,275 – Fargo Forum 8-9-51 28
Local Man Applies for Grant to Haul Oil Equipment Here 8-2-51 28
Oil May Be In Higher Horizons, Crowd Told – by Jim Key 8-9-51 29
State’s Oil will be affected by Tidelands Dispute, Burdick Says 8-9-51 29
Watford City Celebrates at Risser Oil Drilling Site – McKenzie County Farmer 8-9-51 29
Dr. B.B. Weatherby Amerada Official Visits Watford City – McKenzie County Farmer 8-9-51 29
Ajax Drilling in Gamble on 6th Whipstock – Fargo Forum 8-10-51 29
Amerada Spuds in Benhomer Risser Well in McKenzie 8-9-51 29
Derrick en route for Math Iverson Oil Well 8-10-51 29
Seek Plane Stop at Williston – Fargo Forum 8-10-51 29
The Wash – D. Press 8-8-51 29
Life magazine article – “Wheatland Oil Boom: New wealth and wildcatters come to Northwest” with oil map & five photographs including Shemorry’s Iverson well pic 8-13-51 30
Amerada Schedules to Spud Fourth N.D. Oil Test Today – and 7 oil articles on 1 pg 8-12-51 31
Scenes at Rudman Banquet – 2 press graphic photos 8-16-51 31
Rugby Test Well has Showing of Oil 8-16-51 31
Should finish Bakken Oil Well within 35 days 8-16-51 31
Math Iverson Well Is underway – 2 press graphic photos 8-23-51 31
Independent Oil Man Engages Company to Develop Block Here 8-12-51 31
Oil Drilling Supplier files papers in N.D. 8-17-51 31
Derricks up for Math Iverson Well 8-17-51 31
Reports Gas Find in Saskatchewan 8-17-51 31
Garrett, President of Nobel Drilling Company, In Williston Today: Casper Oil Official Explains various methods of locating structures where liquid gold might be found. – facetious story written by H.M. Zahl in the Williston Times-Awastin on request by O.C. “Oscar” Arnold, Amerada Pet. Corp. of Tulsa Okla. Only 5 copies were printed 8-22-51 32
15 Oil Wells, Maybe; Five More, Probably; Two This Year, Definitely, Says Parsons – Legitimate story by Jim Key 8-23-51 32
Iverson Oil Well Shut In, Tool lost in Production tube 8-25-51 32
Prospects for oil refineries in area good 8-24-51 32
Rudman to form independent oil group in state 8-30-51 32
Bakkens plan to celebrate oil discovery on their land 9-9-51 33
Tenth Wildcat of 1951 due for Spudding 9-9-51 33
Committee formed to name N.D. Oil Pools 9-9-51 33
Amerada District office established at Williston 9-9-51 33
‘Greatest Oil Field In Nation’ may be in making, say experts – by Andrew Rowley 9-9-51 33
Free Oil Flow Noted In 2nd N.D. Well Impresses Geologists -by Lloyd W. Sveen 9-9-51 33
Bakken Well still going down, oil Journal Reports on Basin 8-30-51 33
Oil found near Hettinger by Shell Oil Crew 9-13-51 33
Amerada Releases information on formation tops in Dilland 9-6-51 33
Oil Wells’ progress told, Amerada Officials confer 9-13-51 33
Plainsmen Discard Plow for Oil Drill in Williston Basin 9-10-51 33
Bakkens Will Celebrate Oil Find at free public barbecue Sunday – Williston Press, and two photographs 9-13-51 34
Amerada discovery shows oil in several tests at Bakken 9-16-51 34
Top lease price paid in Williams 9-27-51 34
Bakken Barbecue Slated Sunday – Press Graphic photo by Jim Key 9-20-51 34
Oil Wells continue progress downward 9-20-51 34
Bakken Reaches 9,022 feet today 9-27-51 34
Thousands Attend Bakken barbecue, see drilling operation by Amerada – 3 photos 9-27-51 34
Oilmen Use Odd Instruments to help in quest. Here’s “The Bird” – by Jim Key 9-27-51 35
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Monthly Review, Vol. 10, August 15, 1951. “The Upper Midwest Weighs Its Hopes for ‘Black Gold’ Wealth” and 12 pages of oil related information, charts and articles. 8-15-51 35
Look Here, young man 9-20-51 35
Farmers Attention please, dictatorship in our state 10-11-51 35
A New Industry is welcome 10-11-51 35
Oil Progress Week to start Sunday, full program Planned – farmers press 10-51 36
Oil Exhibits all next week! Oct. 15 through Oct 20 10-51 36
Amerada Strikes Pay Zone in third oil well, gauges 50 Bbl-hour – 1 photo 10-11-51 36
Williston Basin Oil Field Developments Quickly in a year - full page of Williston Press with two articles, 8 photographs and 1 advertisement 10-11-51 37
Oil Flows From Madison In Benhomer Risser: Amerada Co. Hits 11 Barrel Flow in New Pool Sunday; Oil Already in Use - McKenzie County Farmer 4-17-52 38
Full Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, Picture Roto magazine – Oil Boom in North Dakota – Color photos in this issue 7-13-52 39
Full Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, Picture Roto magazine – North Dakota: Nation’s Newest Oil Land. Coming Upper Midwest Boom - special series. 2-15-53 39
Full Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, Picture Roto magazine –Coming Boom in Upper Midwest – Part II: North Dakota Oil; and State Capitol in Color. 2-22-53 39
Insurance Federation of North Dakota magazine, Volume II, April, 1951, Number 6. First Producing Oil Well in North Dakota – Iverson No. 1 – Amerada Company, Tioga, N.D. Story on Page 2. Photo by W.E. Shemorry, Williston, N.D. (2 copies) 4-51 40
Northwest Bancorporation 23 Annual Report 1951 – Shemorry Photo of Clarence Iverson Well on page 5 1951 41
Full Minneapolis Tribune Picture – The drillers of North Dakota’s ‘oil patch’ 2-15-81 41
On the Prowl in the Williston Basin – Fortune magazine article pg 82-84 11-5-79 42
An Introduction to Easements – Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous Report No. 19. Department of Agricultural Economics, NDSU and School of Law UND 7-75 42
The North Dakota Farmer/ Rancher looks at Severed Mineral Rights– Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous Report No. 18. Department of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University and School of Law University of North Dakota 8-75 42
Badlands Oil, Boom Times in North Dakota’s Williston Basin by William Souder 10-80 43
SPAN magazine – 1980 Number 3. Article Williston Basin on page 1-5 1980 43
Map of the North Dakota Oil Fields n.d 44
Map of Williston – Heart of the Basin, and list of oil businesses n.d. 45
Williston Starts New Chapter In Its Colorful History; whole page of the Fargo Forum 11-4-51 89
~next items with no page # were loose between pages 90 and 91
Metro’s book of screened halftone tints
North Dakotan, Fargo, ND – Vol. 23, No. 10 publication oil articles on pages 1, 4-6 10-53
Screened negatives for cover of The Lost Tales of Ole Williston by Bill Shemorry
Parts of, or whole newspapers ~ loose between pages 90 and 91
The Williston Petroleum Picture page 8 – copy of the North Dakota Oil Journal and Industrial Index from Mandan, ND Thursday April 28, 1927 1-54
Oil Discovery Issue – 4 sections, 28 pages – Williston to Celebrate Oil Discovery in the Williams County Farmers Press 4-9-53
Second Section – Williston Press – Oil Hunt Aided by Science, VP 4-9-53
Tioga Petroleum Company Second to Discover Oil in North Dakota – Oil Discovery Day Edition - third section, Williams County Farmers Press 3-27-52
Farmers Press – Oil Discovery Issue, Thirst Section – Famous the World Over, Photo by W.E. Shemorry April 4, 1951 of Amerada’s Clarence Iverson No. 1 4-9-53
Williston Press – Fourth Section – The Men Behind 1953 Oil Celebration Day 4-9-53
Williams County Farmers Press – Oil Discovery Edition - - This Issue 6,750 copies: Williston to Celebrate Oil Discovery 3-27-52
The Amerada Story – Oil Discovery Day Edition, Williams County Farmers Press Second Section 3-27-52
The Williston Plains Reporter – Many Faceted N.D. Oil History includes Pleasant Surprises and 3-Day Williston oil anniversary Includes full round of activities 6-14-61
Dakota Magazine – Section of the Williston Plains Reporter 6-14-61
Tioga and Ray communities participate actively in Eastern Williams Oil play – Oil Discovery Day Edition – Williams County Farmers Press, Fourth Section 3-27-52
Minot Daily News – Advancing Together – The First National Bank in Minot ad 4-4-52
Minneapolis Sunday Tribune – Big Oil Operator, Tom Leach 4-19-53
Belfield News: Special Oil Well Edition Vol. 16 no. 13: Amerada Petroleum Corporation Announces Site of Fryburg Oil Well 3-12-53
Belfield News Vol. 16, No. 9, Thursday Feb. 12, 1953 2-12-53
Full Fargo Forum, Sunday Edition. $100 Million Spent on Oil in N.D. 12-30-51 91
The Sunday Fargo Forum. Seize Train Escapee In Montana. The Human Side of Oil 1-10-54 91
The Sunday Fargo Forum. Smash Foot Riot in Chicago Jail. Meet the Refiner. 9-26-54 91
Pages from The Fargo Forum and Moorhead News 2-28-61 91
The Sunday Forum, Special Section. Prologue – Oil in North Dakota by Lloyd W. Sveen Executive Editor, 5 chapters 10-24-71 91
Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, Upper Midwest Future Section Part 2 & 3 1-6-57 91
Model Oil Drilling Rig Pumping away at Expo Square – Tulsa World – City/State 9-9-79 91
The Tulsa Tribune, Special Commemorative Edition. Onshore Show, International Petroleum Exposition 9-7-79 91
The Oil Daily: The Daily Newspaper of the Energy Industries – full newspaper 9-10-79 91
The Oil Daily: The Daily Newspaper of the Energy Industries – full newspaper 9-12-79 91
Grand Forks Herald – Focus. Only 30 years ago, Oil Patch counted in pints, not barrels – quotes by Bill Shemorry, the oil patch’s unofficial historian 10-11-81 92
Grand Forks Herald – Battle escalates for heart of the West 10-11-81 93
Boom on the Plains: Montana-Dakota Area Ends Its Long Slumber As the Oil Rigs Pour In: Oil Discoveries Revive Montana-Dakota Country – Wall St. Journal 12-24-80 93
ND’s changing west - Prehistoric swamps left rich resources - Grand Forks Herald 10-11-81 94
ND’s changing west - Western energy boom echoes in valley - Grand Forks Herald 10-11-81 95
ND’s changing west –There just may be oil under that lake - Grand Forks Herald 10-13-81 96
ND’s changing west –Oilmen not entirely welcome on ranches -Grand Forks Herald 10-13-81 97
Oil boom greases way for money advisers - by Mary Jane Smetanka 1981? 97
ND’s changing west –Williston’s prosperity takes some getting used to 1981? 97
ND’s changing west – Unskilled workers find few jobs despite oil boom 1981? 98
ND’s changing west – Support businesses sprout in Oil Patch - Grand Forks Herald 10-16-81 98
ND’s changing west – Oil changes sights, sounds of Badlands - Grand Forks Herald 10-18-81 99
Envelope that contains: Williston Business Survey of 1954, Brochure pertaining to sale of Williston Municipal Bonds in 1960, The Williston Basin – a New Look pamphlet from 1967, Williston Community Data from 1976, Williston Pamphlet from about the mid 1970s, Program 2nd annual meet, ND Oil & Gas Assn from 1954 1954 to 1976 100
Enveloped that contains pamphlets pertaining to Tulsa Oil Exposition in 1979 1979 100

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