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Colvin and Carlisle

Headrace and Mill - Colvin Run Mill Colvin Run Mill, Fairfax County, Virginia ... just a few yards off the "Leesburg Pike" - Route 7 - the main run from the Washington DC area to Ashburn and on to Leesburg. Pictured in the last couple of days since Lisa and I arrived in the USA.

The mill and millers's house date from around 1809 and 1811, with a large overshot wheel fed by waters from the Difficult Run (yes, that's it's name) via a headrace to a large wooden overshot wheel built of oak in 1970. See more pictures (local link) and more history (external site)


Carlisle, PA Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Around three hours from the Washington DC area, this town dates from 1751. In 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion, the troops of Pennsylvania and New Jersey assembled in Carlisle under the leadership of George Washington. The town was shelled by the Confederates on July 1, 1863 during the Battle of Carlisle (part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.

It is now the home of Dickinson University, and of the U.S. Army War College which caters to high-level military personnel and civilians, preparing them for strategic leadership responsibilities. See more pictures (local link)

(written 2008-09-20)

 
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