High Bridge summer program

Published 6:09 am Thursday, August 11, 2016

High Bridge Trail State Park invites the public to attend a “Beat the Heat” summer programming partnership with the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. Monday at 7 p.m., Ranger Bob Flippen will present “Faith and Poverty” about the Farmville-Powhatan Railroad. This forgotten narrow gauge railroad served the citizens of Powhatan, Cumberland and Farmville for 25 years before the rails were taken up to be sent to France for use in World War I. See images and maps associated with this forgotten railroad, which terminated at what is now High Bridge Trail. The program is free and refreshments will be available afterwards. Call the park office (434) 315-0457, or email highbridgetrail@dcr.virginia.gov for more information.