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In 1884 a Union Pacific Railroad depot called Boaz was established in Logan County in northwest Kansas. The area was quickly settled, with many of the pioneers coming from Page County, Iowa. In 1887 a post office was established and the town was renamed Page City. Also in 1887 a Lutheran church was organized, named Svenska Evangeliska Lutherska Bethesda Forsamlingen. The Swedish language was used there until 1923. A long term drought beginning in 1890 led to the decline of the community and congregation and by 1894, church membership was 20 adults and 17 children. In 1933, the congregation officially changed its name to Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church. After a period of agricultural prosperity in the late 1940's, a new church was built in 1954 and is still in use as of 2017. The cemetery near the site of the original church continues to accept new burials - primarily descendants of the original Swedish pioneer families. The cemetery is located approx. 3.5 miles northeast of Winona, Kansas on the west side of Road 260, 1/4 mile north of Kansas Highway 40.