Franconia, New Hampshire: Old Man of the Mountain (Gone)

Famous craggy profile, named in 1805, icon of New Hampshire, slid off the mountain in 2003.

Franconia Notch State Park

Directions:
Franconia Notch State Park. Off of US 3 south of town.
Status:
Gone
Franconia, New Hampshire - Stone Face Could Become Glass Face
Where "Old Man of the Mountain" Used to Be: May 2 is the fifth anniversary of the collapse of "Old Man of the Mountain," New Hampshire's official state symbol, also known as the "Great Stone Face." [04/27/2008] Complete Story...

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Museum planned to remember fallen Man of the Mountain

A year after the New Hampshire's giant natural stone formation, the Old Man of the Mountain, broke loose and slid to its doom, plans are underway to remember the landmark symbol. An Old Man of the Mountain Museum will be created at the base of Cannon Mountain at Franconia Notch, exhibiting photos and artifacts, including pieces of the great face itself.

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[05/16/2004] Complete News Story

Feeble replicas across New England commemorate Old Man of the Mountain

New Englanders are still reeling from the May collapse of New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain, while the state's Old Man Revitalization Task Force works feverishly to deliver a proposal in September. In the meantime, temporary or relatively small more permanent tributes to the geologic state symbol are cropping up.

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[08/30/2003] Complete News Story

Old Man of the Mountain loses face

New Hampshire's most recognizable tourist attraction, a 40-foot tall rock outcropping called the "Old Man of the Mountain," was destroyed by natural forces on May 1 or 2. The giant stone face, visible as a stern Lincoln-esque profile along I-93 at Franconia Notch, apparently slid off while obscured by cloud cover....

[05/04/2003] Complete News Story


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