Saturday, May 03, 2003

Sad Day for New Hampshire Natives--

Old Man of the Mountain is No More!

From The Union Leader:

New Hampshire's beloved Old Man of the Mountain fell from its rocky perch 1,200 feet above Profile Lake in Franconia some time within the past day.

Workers at the Flume reported the incident early this morning. It is unknown exactly when the face fell because it has been hidden by clouds and fog for more than a day. Don Bliss, the state's director of emergency management, said he believed the profile fell overnight.

Dick Hamilton, president of the White Mountain Attractions, said it appears the forehead fell and took the nose with it.

The image as it was shortly after 9/11--