Land Use Histories

Using historical maps, aerial photographs, field examinations, title searches, and archived and published documents, HRA historians trace the background of important sites. These include public and private lands, disputed roadways, Indian reservations, water sources, and historic travel corridors.

We provide public and private clients with research, analysis, and reports to address issues such as land ownership, the uses and locations of historic roadways or travel corridors, boundary locations, and water use.

Our thoroughly documented land use histories serve a wide variety of purposes, from supporting litigation to the creation of interpretive signage, walking tours, website content, and engaging exhibits.

Our services include:

  • Land title research
  • Historical map review
  • Field examinations
  • Historical analysis and reports
  • Interpretive signage and exhibits

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Historical Research

Administrative and Corporate History

HRA’s administrative and corporate histories turn past experience into present value by helping to impart institutional knowledge to managers, staff, and the general public.

Books and Published Materials

HRA writes book length manuscripts suitable for a wide variety of audiences, from academics to the general public.

Interpretive Planning and Exhibit Development

HRA provides research, writing, layout, and design for various forms of interpretive content and exhibits.

Oral History

HRA conducts oral history interviews with a wide range of participants, from technical staff to tribal representatives.