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If a Road Runs Through It

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"If A Road Runs Through It is in part an elegy for the passing of a way of rural life nurtured for over a century by family farms, the Saint John's Abbey, and the Monastery of Saint Benedict. It tells the story of Bob Rassier's determination to hang on to his family farm, the last standing farm in the city of St. Joseph ... There is the story of the Schellinger family who have worked for four generations as carpenters and woodworkers in the area ... [and] sold 102 acres of pristine woodlands along Schuman Lake road to the DNR where the next generation of the family and their neighbors will continue to have access and enjoy the land as it has been for over the centuries"--Flier.