Fragments of an Earlier World


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OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS
Franconia Notch, N.H. This famous Profile is a natural geological formation, measuring 48 feet from forehead to chin, which is composed of five separate layers of granite. This awe inspiring phenomenon is the official Trade Mark of the State of New Hampshire.
Color by Don Sieburg

Publisher:

Eastern Illustrating, New London, N.H.

MNM#01-01077

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.

GPS N 44° 09.632, W 71° 41.001

Other views of this formation:

The Profile The Profile
The Profile
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