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Archives For December 2011

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Old legal descriptions

  Ever read an old property legal description  and come across some Latin? Et al – and others, and another (Et alli or Et alius) … Read More

Floyd Light Apartments

  WB Wells is in the process of completing an ALTA survey for REACH. The project is the Floyd Light Apartments. Floyd Light is a … Read More

Lincoln at Gettysburg

  Four score and seven years ago our founder, Willard B. Wells brought forth on this continent a new firm, conceived in quality and dedicated … Read More

Survey monuments

  There are many kinds of survey markers. For the property owner there are three you should know about – iron rods, iron pipes and … Read More


  1986 – WB Wells has been in business for 62 years. January 24 – Voyager 2 makes first encounter with Uranus. January 28 – … Read More

Beating the bounds

  Beating the bounds. A group of young boys and community members would walk the boundaries of a tract of land, so all would know … Read More

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Who Is W.B. Wells?

In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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