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Archives & Local History

Bekkum Memorial Library, as a part of Winding Rivers Library System, has expanded access to unique history materials in local libraries by developing a regional online collection of visual images (photographs and postcards) representing western Wisconsin history and culture. This project and collection is named ECHO: Exploring Cultural History Online and is made possible through a 2014 Library Services and Technology Act grant.


Exploring Cultural History Online
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Tips for Searching ECHO

If you are searching for something specific (i.e. 1912, automobiles, Vernon County, or Kickapoo River), please use the correct Subject category. This will limit your search and retrieve only the images that fit your criteria.

  • Subject Topic- Use these terms to search Subject Topic.
  • Subject Geographic- This field holds the names of rivers, bluffs, valleys, etc. (i.e. Kickapoo River)
  • Subject Country- United States.
  • Subject State- Wisconsin.
  • Subject County- Search by county.
  • Subject City- Use this to find a specific city, town, village, or township.
  • Subject Temporal- Dates are held here. They can be a specific year (i.e. 1912), or they can refer to a decade (i.e. 1910s)

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