In 1950, Leo and Velma Vasquez (defendants) received title through a deed to property between Aubuchon Road and the Missouri River. In 1969, Lawrence Teson (plaintiff) filed an action seeking to have title to some of this property quieted in his name. Teson maintained that he cleared and farmed the property. In 1972, Teson claimed title to the property by adverse possession, and Sommers, Keeven, and Behle were added as plaintiffs. The trial court found that Teson had established title by adverse possession to property between Cowmire Creek to Round Pound, as well as property near the river. Sommers claimed title to land that was conveyed to him through a 1952 deed. Sommers traded the use of a portion of the land to a seminary. The trial court ruled that Sommers had established title by adverse possession. Keeven and Behle claimed title to land that was conveyed to them through a 1963 deed from the Hagens. The trial court ruled that they had established their title by adverse possession. The Vasquzes appealed.