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First Presbyterian Church Since the beginning, the Beaver City First Presbyterian Church has been a significant part of the community. Being the first church organized in the county, it has influenced the other churches in the area. It all began in the days of the wild, wild west in the year 1874. The first "church" building was a tent erected in September of that year. Services were conducted in a County Clerk Office until an actual church building was erected in 1879, at a cost of $800. The Church was again remodeled in 1887 for $600. The church was struck twice by lightning, first in 1896 destroying only the spire, and again in 1905 setting the belfry on fire. However, on Friday evening October 1, 1909, an explosion of the generator of the gasoline light plant caused the church to bum to the ground. The new church building was dedicated and consecrated on Sunday, January 15,19ll. The church has remained the same since then with several changes, such as new carpet, pew cushions, elevator, new exterior, and interior decorating.

Over all, thirty pastors have served the Presbyterian Church. The most recent, Rev. Darin Bentzinger, makes thirty one. Two former pastors, Reverend Tinkham and Reverend Nelson, came from Ireland. The others came from all over the country.


Address: 822 Q Street
Phone: 308-268-2041
Our Email: bcpresbyterian@angelfire.com
Our Website:www.angelfire.com/ne/1stpresbc/BCPCpage.html

Come visit us in Beaver City, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Westside Park, Golf, and RV Campground

The Westside Park is the area to head for when one wishes to enjoy a cool and refreshing swim in the newly-rebuilt pool. There is the regulation size pool and a nice shaded wading pool for the smaller children.

Beaver City, NE Parks

Kool-Aid's Beginning

"Mother would bring home some of the soft drink powder that Edwin was experimenting with and my father didn't know if he wanted to drink that powder, sugar, and water mixture!" - A partial reprint from the booklet Hendley Nebraska Centennial

Beaver City, NE One Of A Kinds

Beaver City Firsts

Flying Doctor - Our town has recorded some unique "firsts" in the field of medicine and aviation. Beaver City was the home of Dr.Frank Brewster, Nebraska's first flying doctor. Brewster bought a Curtis-Wright JN4D biplane in 1919. Purchased for $8,000

Beaver City, NE Famous People

Civil War Veteran's Memorial, Gazebo Park

The Civil War(1861-1865) Statue and Marker honor those unknown dead that fought for their beliefs and for the freedoms that this nation is based upon.

Beaver City, NE Memorials

G.W. Shafer & Son, General Merchandise

In 1910, on the square in Beaver City, George Washington Shafer opened what his family lovingly calls, "the first Wal-Mart," G.W. Shafer's. "Grandpa Shafer was the first Wal-Mart," said Jean Shafer of Beaver City. "He sold everything ... absolutely everything."

Beaver City, NE Historic Buildings

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