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Welcome to TAG Historical Research & Consulting


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TAG was established in 1993 and incorporated in 1994 as The Arrowrock Group, Inc., with the goal of providing quality historical research services to clients. In 2005 we adopted a new business name to more clearly define our company. A woman-owned business, TAG is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Idaho Department of Transportation.

We support the history community by mentoring high school and university students with an interest in history and historic preservation. TAG is the proud recipient of the 2009-2010 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Art & History/Business Support of History

  • “He Planted a Legacy” M. Gary Bettis (1940-2016)

    by on 26 May 2016

    Our friend Gary Bettis, retired archivist/librarian, died in Portland, Oregon, on May 23. Gary was never one to demand the spotlight, and twenty years after his retirement from the Idaho State Historical Society, there may not be many folks around who recall his accomplishments. A few years ago Barbara and I nominated Gary for the Society's Esto Perpetua Award, the ... + Read more

  • Finding Fred

    by on 1 November 2015

    This is an updated version of an article originally published in the Idaho State Historical Society’s newsletter The Mountain Light, Winter, 1999. The telephone rang. I answered. “Ms. Jacox?” asked a male voice with a clipped New England accent. “Yes.” “This is Fred Chenevert. I hear you’re looking for me.” Stunned, I blurted out, “But I thought you were dead!” “No,” he answered, “I’m in New ... + Read more

  • About Silos

    by on 21 February 2015

    One of the most interesting aspects of our work is documenting the agricultural landscape. On a drive through any of Idaho’s rural countryside, you’ll often see the remnants of once-busy farms in abandoned barns, corrals, and hay derricks. In Ada County, which is our corner of Idaho, even as other farm buildings disappear, silos often remain, the last reminder of ... + Read more

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