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Lucy Tokheim created two separated images of the Milan bridge as part of a small booklet in which Robert Bly's well-known poem "Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River'' is reprinted. The limited edition booklets were printed on a letterpress by Andy Kahmann of A to Z Printing of Montevideo. (Submitted)

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MILAN -- Robert Bly started his automobile trip from Willmar at dusk and reached a small bridge near Milan as moonlight covered the water.

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He was very likely on the way home to his farm place outside of Madison in Lac qui Parle County.

His experience became a much celebrated poem, "Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River.''

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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