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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

  • Mapping Mount Borah

    by on 12 January 2017

    In the fall of 1934, a U. S. Geological Survey crew led by topographer Lee Morrison, surveyed Borah Peak (aka Mount Borah) in order to create a topographic map. Boisean Lyman Marden was working for the USGS at the time and was included as part of the crew. Marden was employed as a surveyor, but he was also a photographer, ... + Read more

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  • “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

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  • 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

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