Wells in Brown County
"By reason of some mysterious atmospheric richness, the hills and dales and wild, woodsy landscapes are bathed in a beauty of tints all their own, and this, coupled with an abundance of log cabins and the quaint living conditions, survivals of the pioneer period, made Brown County a wonderful find for those persons who are searching for the unusual in human life and nature." George Cottman, 1935.
Herman Wells found the hills of county Brown irresistible in the 1930s, and he rented a series of cabins to live in during the summer when he was a professor, dean, and president. This article by Cottman, published in the Indiana Magazine of History, gives some flavor of the place and its past.
Encounters with Genius Loci
Herman B Wells at/and/of Indiana University
Perspectives on the History of Higher Education 28 (2011): 161-192 ©2001. ISBN:978-1-4128-1859-9
Iconic Leaders in Higher Education
Roger L. Geiger, editor
Penn State, Transaction Publishers - Rutgers