Old Man Of The Mountain
Sales from a commemorative liquor bottle featuring an image of New Hampshire’s Old Man of the Mountain have generated more than $66,000 to help preserve the Hall of Flags in the State House.
The crowd will be smaller than last year, but at least some New Hampshire residents likely will be paying their respects to the Old Man of the Mountain this weekend.
The Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire’s granite profile that tumbled to the ground 10 years ago, is showing up on a limited edition commemorative liquor bottle.
A decade after the Old Man’s demise, the famed stone profile is little more than a historical footnote to the state’s youngest residents.
The Old Man’s absence was first noted the morning of May 3, 2003, by Franconia Notch State Park workers.
Using a helicopter and a grappling hook, the old metal turnbuckle was lifted out of Franconia Notch last Friday.