Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Old Man of the Mountain

Audrey from New Hampshire sent me this postcard of The Old Man of the Mountain.
As printed on the postcard:

One of the world's most famous natural profile, it is also called the Great Stone Face. It was immortalized in a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne and has appeared on a U.S. postage stamp. The face measures 48 feet from chin to forehead.

Audrey wrote that this was New Hampshire's most famous landmark, and sadly fell to pieces on May 3rd, 2003. Reading about this on Wikipedia, I came across this excerpt: Dismay over the collapse was so great that people left flowers at the base of the cliffs in tribute. In 2004, the state legislature considered a proposal to change New Hampshire's state flag to include the profile, an idea that was eventually shelved.

It really is a very interesting postcard.

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