Rockingham County Commissioner Craig Travis, 43, walks with his son Alex Travis, 10, and their two dogs along the Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail in Rockingham County, NC, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The trail borders the Upper Piedmont Research Station and the now-closed Chinqua-Penn Plantation, once owned by the wealthy heirs Jeff and Betsy Penn in the 1920s. “It’s so peaceful out here,” Travis said. He would love to purchase the plantation for the county, but doesn’t feel it’s the best use of taxpayer money right now.
Rockingham County Commissioner Craig Travis, 43, walks with his son Alex Travis, 10, and their two dogs along the Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail in Rockingham County, NC, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The trail borders the Upper Piedmont Research Station and the now-closed Chinqua-Penn Plantation, once owned by the wealthy heirs Jeff and Betsy Penn in the 1920s. “It’s so peaceful out here,” Travis said. He would love to purchase the plantation for the county, but doesn’t feel it’s the best use of taxpayer money right now. newsobserver.com
Rockingham County Commissioner Craig Travis, 43, walks with his son Alex Travis, 10, and their two dogs along the Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail in Rockingham County, NC, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The trail borders the Upper Piedmont Research Station and the now-closed Chinqua-Penn Plantation, once owned by the wealthy heirs Jeff and Betsy Penn in the 1920s. “It’s so peaceful out here,” Travis said. He would love to purchase the plantation for the county, but doesn’t feel it’s the best use of taxpayer money right now. newsobserver.com

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