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Tourist Guide Beatrice:
Beatrice is situated in Gage County, Nebraska. As per the census in 2000, the population was 12,496. Most widely accepted pronunciation for Beatrice is “Bee-AT-ris”, not “BEE-atris” as the name is usually pronounced. It is located at 40° 16’ 6” N 96° 44’ 35” W. The city has a total area of 7.5 square miles. Beatrice has a rich agricultural country surrounding the region. It was incorporated as a town in 1871 and became a city two years later.The racial sections in Beatrice are White, African American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic and other races. Beatrice State Developmental Center founded in 1887 for Feeble-Minded Youth is located on the eastern side of the town. Beatrice is the origin of The West Side Baptist Church Explosion on the surface, which appears to be a well-told urban legend. In Beatrice, Dr. Brewster was the first physician in the world to use an airplane for medical life.