UNDERWOOD, Minn. -- Delores Peterson is one of the care takers of this old log cabin. It was built in 1869 by Norwegian Immigrants Ole and Anne Foss and two other families, who unintentionally created what would later become the town of Underwood.
"It was all woods and that's what the pioneers did, they dug their place out of the woods and they established this," said Peterson. She's part of the town's Women's Study Club who bought the home from the old owner in 1977 for "a dollar down."
Peterson was told the Women's club could have the house on a few conditions.
"He said I don't want anyone to tear it down, I don't want anyone to sell it, it needs to be restored, it needs to be treasured as a historic building," she said.
Peterson kept her promise, the home has been used as a tourist attraction for many years, and it's decorated differently each year for the harvest festival.
This year's theme is pioneers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the cabin. It was decked out in pioneer goods that shows what life was like back in the day.
She said along with it being a town treasure, it's gained some foreign attention as well.
"Several times over the years, we've had like a hundred groups of Norwegian Americans come and tour the Foss Cabin so they could tour and see what their ancestors built," said Peterson.
The biggest thing for Peterson is keeping the building standing for years to come, but to do that she'll need the community's help.
"We need younger people to step up and be a part and say that I wanna make sure it stays," said Peterson.
They have invested over $5,000 into the restoration of the cabin.