POSSESSION FORMAT A. Date of Interview, name of Interviewer, name, address, age and years living in area (at least 30) of Informant. B. State informant is familiar and well acquainted with the location, character, extent and type of occupancy and possession, exercised over land talked about. C. Property description. D. Directions to property. E. State landowner has been in open and notorious possession of the subject property since their purchase of it. Never specify date unless informant knows it. Always say "around" 1961 or whenever. F. Land: 1. Boundaries a. Fence Types: 1. Wood - (1, 2, 3, 4 board), Cross bracing 2. Pipe - describe 3. Brick - describe 4. Barbed/Electric wire - describe (2, 3, 4, 5 strand) 5. Trees - boundary lines marked by paint (what color) or signs 6. Hedges - describe 7. Fire lanes - describe 8. Corners - How designated - painted (color), symbols (X///, /X/, IIIX), PVC pipe, Rebar or iron pipe, Stakes, Flagging. 2. Buildings - still standing or not a. Houses b. Barns c. Sheds d. Corrals e. Feeders f. Water wells g. Windmills h. Ponds 3. Drainage: a. Ditches cut for drainage or b. Improvements made to natural drainage 4. Timber: a. Approximate year of cut, if cut. b. Landowner at time of cut 5. Grazing: a. Type of animals - horses, cattle, sheep etc. b. Animals owner 6. Farming ( if so mention who farmed, how long, type crops farmed) a. How long has land been farmed b. Who is the farmer c. Name of crops grown d. Are chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides) used, name them e. If chemicals are used, are they stored on the property f. Where are chemicals stored on property g. Does area around chemical storage look contaminated 7. Oil and Gas Wells: a. Where, when, who drilled, current status 8. Churches, schools, railroads, archeological sites, Indian Mounds or Cemeteries. 9. Powerlines, utility easements, pipe line ROWs on, across or over property 10. Boundary disputes, Adverse Possession G. Make visual inspection and state date of inspection. Describe tract as it appears today. H. Attach plat showing any of the above.