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Where the Old Man of the Mountain Was

by /bio/pheymont »

The Old Man of the Mountain was a rock formation in Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire that looked like a craggy face. It was one of the most recognizable symbols of the state and appeared on the NH state quarter before it crumbled and fell in 2003.

I've been idly wondering whether any of the plans put forward at the time to rebuild or replace it had moved forward. And the answer is both yes and no. No to any actual rebuilding in place, from rock or other material, and yes to a large-scale memorial as well as a series of steel structures that, looked at together, give an impression of the original shape. The link is to a 2011 NY Times article.

The two pictures are the Old Man as he appeared in 1958, and the image formed by aligning the steel "profilers."


RE: Where the Old Man of the Mountain Was

by /bio/jymes »

thanks for sharing that sufficient stuff with us PHeymont!!