Measuring Progress Since 1924

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Archives For February 2012

Willamette Stone

  The Willamette Stone marked the intersection of the Willamette Meridian and the Willamette Baseline. In the 1980s the stone was vandalized and was replaced … Read More

Practice of land surveying

  Oregon Revised Statutes 672.025 Practice of land surveying without registration prohibited; seal required. (1) No person shall practice land surveying in this state unless … Read More

Practice of land surveying

  ORS 672.005(2) “Practice of land surveying” means doing any of the following: (a) Providing or offering to provide professional services that apply mathematics, geodesy … Read More

Gunter's chain

  Gunter’s chain was a measuring device used for land surveying. It was designed in 1620 by English clergyman and mathematician Edmund Gunter. Gunter’s chain … Read More

Public land survey corner

  ORS 209.005(6) “Public land survey corner” means a section corner, one-quarter section corner, Donation Land Claim corner, meander corner, witness corner or any other … Read More

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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