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Beaver City, Nebraska

  • 27miles East of Beaver City
    Harlan County Lake Located on the Republican River in south central Nebraska, the Harlan County Dam controls a drainage area of 7,164 square miles. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' project covering 31,000 acres, with 13... continue
  • 38miles North of Beaver City
    Elwood Reservoir Elwood Reservoir was formed in the late 1970s as part of a project to rehabilitate and modernize Central's E65... continue
  • 39miles Northeast of Beaver City
    Medicine Creek Reservoir Medicine Creek Reservoir has 1,800 surface acres of water and is rated by many visitors as one of Nebraska'... continue
  • 41miles North of Beaver City
    Johnson LakeWhile most lakes on Central's supply canal are canyon lakes, Johnson Lake was originally a natural depression or low-lying area when construction began in 1939. ... continue

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First United Methodist Church

Welcome to Beaver City's First United Methodist Church. Enjoy the chimes coming from the bell tower on Sunday mornings immediately before and after the worship service. Feast your eyes on the magnificent stained glass windows of the church.

Beaver City, NE Historic Buildings

Brick Streets - Downtown Business District - Park

Beaver City was founded in 1872. The central downtown business district situated around a square block of city park began developing at the end of the 1800s. The first city streets were only dirt roads. Then in 1927

Beaver City, NE Historic Downtowns

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

Furnas County Courthouse

When Furnas County organized in late 1873, Beaver City was one of the voting places designated by Governor Robert Furnas, for whom the county was named. Competing with Arapahoe for location of the county seat, Beaver City was chosen for the honor by the people. This is where it has remained.

Beaver City, NE Historic Courthouses

Things to do near Beaver City, NE

Kearney Junior High School

Located in Kearney, this Neo-Classical-style building was constructed in 1925 to1926. It is a good and intact example of an e...

Red Smoke Historic Site

National Historic Register - Red Smoke is one of three Paleo-Indian Tradition sites excavated following World War II ...