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The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund With the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain on May 3, 2003, New Hampshire lost a beloved icon. Since that day, friends of the Old Man from throughout the Granite State and beyond have continued to celebrate the strength and spirit of the Profile. The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, with the support of hundreds of people, has created the Profiler Plaza in Franconia Notch as a lasting monument to honor the Old Man. The Plaza will eventually be turned over to the New Hampshire Division of Parks.
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Profile Awards

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The Profile Awards were created after the fall of the Old Man of the Mountain in 2003 to recognize an individual, an organization, and a municipality embodying the strength of character represented by the Old Man. Recipients were selected based on their contributions to the state in preserving New Hampshire’s heritage, culture, resources, traditions, and history.

The Legacy Fund presented Profile Awards in each category from 2004-2011. Following the presentation of the 2011 awards, the Legacy Fund retired the Profile Awards.

Award Winners

Individual:      Rusty McLear
Organization: Vietnam Veterans of America - NH Council
Municipality:  City of Rochester
Individual:      John Harrigan
Organization: Copper Cannon
Municipality:  Towns of Lake Sunapee
Individual:      Frumie Selchen
: Granite State Ambassadors
Municipality:  Town of Conway
Individual:      Bud and Nancy Thompson
Organization: New Hampshire Historical Society
Municipality:  Town of Lisbon
Individual:      Stephen H. Taylor
Organization: General Federation of Women’s Clubs - NH
Municipality:  City of Keene
Individual:      The Nielsen family, caretakers of the Old Man
Organization: Project Learning Tree

Municipality: Town of Canterbury
Individual:      Dick Hamilton

Organization: Mount Washington Observatory
Municipality:  City of Manchester
Individual:      The Honorable Walter Peterson
Organization: Society for the Protection
                         of New Hampshire Forests
Municipality:  Town of Littleton
The Fall of the Great Stone Face May 2, 2003