FARMVILLE – The Director of Virginia’s State Parks system had no trouble recalling the look on Pamplin Mayor Bob Mitchell’s face at the conclusion of last Tuesday’s meeting with officials from the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation and Norfolk Southern Railroad.
“I left him grinning from ear to ear,” Joe Elton said during a Friday phone interview. “And he said, ‘If I look happy, it’s because I am.'”
Happy? He was on cloud nine.
Mitchell’s feet still seemed a few inches off the ground late Friday afternoon when he traced his finger along a map, showing a reporter how High Bridge Trail State Park would come all the way to the Pamplin Depot, instead of ending about a mile out of town as it does now.
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