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Beatrice is located in Gage County (of which it is the county seat) 30 miles south of Lincoln between Cortland and Kansas state line along Highway 77 near the Big Blue River and Rockford Lake State Recreation Area.

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Beatrice became a town on May 20, 1857, and the town was named Beatrice in honor of Julia Beatrice Kinney, eldest daughter of judge J. F. Kinney, first president of the Nebraska Association. In 1873, Beatrice was incorporated, and it became a key town in the development of Nebraska.

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08/15 Coming to The area
Swedish Festival Stromberg NE June14-16 Welcome to Stromsberg, the Swede capital of Nebraska. Swedish dancing, costumes, and food can be enjoyed throughout the festivities.
Glenn Miller Festival Clarinda IA June13-16 Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world.