Salemsborg Lutheran Church, Smolan, Kansas
"C. J. Brodine, a lay minister and farmer from Illinois...was sent to establish a Swedish Lutheran Church in the Smoky Valley. A first meeting was held on the Brodine homestead on June 16, 1869. A site was selected on the highest point in the community and 160 acres of land were purchased for the church from the Kansas Pacific Railroad for $2.50 an acre. The name for the church was to be Salemsberg, which loosely translated from Swedish means 'peaceful mountain.'"