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Colvin Run Mill park manager Mike Henry with millwright Ben Hassett and miller Mason Maddox at Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls.

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Colvin Run Mill Goes Back to 1810

Staff look forward to restoration of mill.

Last year Colvin Run Mill in Great Falls entered a contest to win grant money through the Fairfax County Park Foundation. The result was a fourth-place finish among 24 historic sites in the contest and a $75,000 grant for Colvin Run Mill, the largest grant in the site’s history. This money is now being used to fund restoration of the mill. Fairfax County spent about $1 million restoring the mill between 1968 and 1972, but stopped before finishing when funds ran out.


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