Old Man of the Mountain
THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN. FRANCONIA NOTCH, N.H. The most perfect natural stone face in the world, called also "The Profile," the "Great Stone Face" of Hawthorne's story. Forty feet high. On the south end of Cannon Mountain. 1,200 feet above the ever beautiful Profile Lake.
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The most famous of all rock faces, which sadly collapsed on May 3, 2005.
Popularized by Nathaniel Hawthorne in his short story "The Great Stone Face." It is New Hampshire's state symbol, reproduced on quarters, licensce plates, stamps, decorative china, and hundreds of postcards. Trail directions at www.gorp.com.
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