Wednesday, July 3, 2013
It's the lazy days of summer, and while Jessie is busy blogging about important things like Koontz, I am retreating to themed posts celebrating bad deeds. That's right. This is the first in what I hope will be an occasional series celebrating bad deeds and surveys of land. I use the term "bad" broadly, but mostly to mean those antiquated techniques of measurement that give our precision-obsessed culture giddy feelings of how far we've come in the land business. Feel free to send me any contenders you'd like to profile by e-mailing me at millers at uidaho dot edu.
Today's bad deed comes to us courtesy of my colleague here at Idaho Law, Associate Dean Lee Dillion, a fellow former dirt lawyer who has been digging into family history and came across this gem. This bad deed is a nineteenth century survey of family land in West Virginia. Fellow dirt lawyers will delight in the use of poplars, chestnuts, white oaks, and cucumber trees as landmarks for the survey and the measurement of land in "poles."
Click on the image below to access a larger copy of the survey. And thanks to Lee for sharing! More bad deeds (and surveys) to come as Land Use Prof Blog tries to contend for your attention against other formidable offerings of summer beach reading.
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