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John Wayne a surveyor?

  John Wayne a surveyor? No, but he played one in the 1949 movie The Fighting Kentuckian. Things have changed a lot since then. Surveyors … Read More

Daniel Boone – surveyor

  Daniel Boone (11-2-1734   9-26-1820) Daniel Boone – Hunter. Trapper. Militia officer during the Revolutionary War. Captured by Shawnedd warriors and later adopted into their … Read More

Learn surveying in two minutes

  Although you can learn Paionian in a couple of minutes (monapos, tilon and paprax are the only remaining words of Paionian) it will take you … Read More

Save the Polar Bears!

  Survey Ninja (and you) can Save the Polar Bears! The polar bears are dying. With climate change/global warming, the pack ice is melting and … Read More

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

  Thomas Jefferson – Minister to France, Secretary of State, President and surveyor. Born April 13, 1743. Thomas Jefferson is one of the three surveyors … Read More

Jedi Planner V Survey Ninja

  Jedi Planner – vegetarian Survey Ninja – vegetables are what food eats Jedi Planner – one dog – WB Wells mascot Survey Ninja – … Read More

National Surveyors Week 2012

  This year National Surveyors Week is from March 18 to March 24. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Survey Ninja are all famous … Read More

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

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

Quick survey facts

  Surveying has been an essential element in the development of the human environment since the beginning or recorded history, about 5,000 years ago. Surveying … 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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