Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, Jasper and Huntingburg are quintessential American towns where hard work and dedication to cultural and ethnic preservation contribute to the beauty and prosperity of the area. The strong European roots of these Dubois County towns are evident in soaring churches and the nearby Monastery of the Immaculate Conception. German traditions passed down by immigrants from the Black Forest and Bavaria have earned Jasper the title of the "Nation's Woodworking Capital," while Scotch and Irish heritage are also woven into the fabric of the region. These divergent influences have created architecturally and historically significant towns proud of their past and ready to embrace their future.
About the Author
Ron Flick is a registered architect and amateur historian. A lifelong Dubois County resident whose German Catholic ancestors have lived in the area since the 1840s, Mr. Flick is very active in redevelopment and beautification efforts in his hometown of Jasper. He recently designed a replica of the early 20th-century Jasper train depot and is currently involved in the recreation of the city's 150-year-old flour mill.