‘It was holding on for dear life’

Hard work and perseverance saves 150-year-old cabin

By Anna Jauhola
Visitors to the Kittson County Museum can finally enter the Norland pioneer cabin.
Thanks to hard work by a restoration company, staffed by enthusiastic learners and passionate supervisors, the county’s oldest surviving log cabin has been restored.
A few years ago, Museum Director Cindy Adams noticed the cabin was in serious disrepair and not long afterward, the door would no longer open. The exhibit was closed, to Adams’s and the public’s dismay. So began a campaign to save the historic structure. The cabin was built by Erick Norland, the earliest Swedish settler in the county. Though he had no children of his own, his brother’s descendants are determined to keep his legacy alive.

Read the full story in the September 28 issue of the Kittson County Enterprise

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