NH’s Old Man of the Mountain Crumbles

The Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire’s natural stone profile that looks like a gnarled human face, fell from its mountainside overnight on Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the damage, but it has long been aware that the natural profile could slide. There had been several efforts over the years to stabilize it. The profile, about 40 feet high and 25 feet wide, was one of the most photographed sites in the state and was considered New Hampshire’s state symbol, appearing on travel brochures and even the state quarter. It was located in Franconia State Park, about 70 miles north of Concord, and to the west of Interstate 93, about 1,200 feet above Profile Lake.

“You don’t think about it much, but it’s what everybody comes to see, it’s our thing. And now it’s gone,” quoted a resident of Franconia, NH.

Source Yahoo.com.

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