Old Man of the Mountain in Yankee magazine!
The Old Man is featured in the May/June 2013 edition of Yankee magazine - from the Profile's discovery in 1805 through to the memorial we're creating today. Check it out by clicking here.
Tribute planned to mark 10th anniversary of Old Man of the Mountain collapse
FRANCONIA, NH—Plans are underway to mark the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain and pay tribute to the state’s beloved icon. The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, the volunteer non-profit organization charged with creating a memorial monument for the Old Man in Franconia Notch, will hold a brief ceremony marking the anniversary at the Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the May 3 anniversary.
“The Legacy Fund has worked for a decade to design, fund, and build a fitting memorial to the Old Man and has seen support from hundreds of people throughout New Hampshire and beyond,” said Legacy Fund president Dick Hamilton, of Littleton. “On May 3rd, we’ll have a moment of silence to reflect on the Old Man and the importance the profile continues to have for the state, for tourism in the North Country, and for the many people who remember and loved the Old Man.” For full story, please click here.
Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund reaches $250,000 mark in paver sales FRANCONIA, N.H. (August 2012)—The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund is thrilled to announce it has reached the quarter million dollar mark in fundraising efforts through sales of paver stones for the Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza.
The Plaza was dedicated in June 2011 and includes seven steel “profilers” that recreate the visage of the Old Man looking over Franconia Notch. Nearly 600 granite paver stones have been laid in the Plaza since last year.
“The best part of my experience throughout the construction of the Plaza has been meeting so many of the individuals, families and companies that have purchased pavers,” said Legacy Fund President Dick Hamilton, of Littleton. “Some pavers are memorials to a person or family, others make a personal statement or impart memories, and many support the Old Man and what he stood for.” For full story click here.
Finishing touches put on Old Man of the Mountain Profile PlazaFRANCONIA, N.H. (April 2012)—With the cooperation of the state Division of Parks, the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund will complete the Profile Plaza in Franconia Notch this summer.
“It’s been nine years since the Old Man’s collapse, and we’re pleased to have the Profile Plaza in place as a memorial to the iconic symbol of New Hampshire, who meant so much to so many,” said Legacy Fund president Dick Hamilton of Littleton. “We’re thankful to the many people who have donated time and money to the effort to build a memorial to the Old Man, and with the completion of Phase One of the project, we’re looking ahead to planning for Phase Two.” For full story, click here.
Old Man Turnbuckle Retrieved from Mountainside
FRANCONIA, NH (September 2011) - The largest of the four turnbuckles that held the Old Man of the Mountain in place for decades was retrieved Friday afternoon (Sept. 9) by helicopter from the talus slope below his chin in Franconia Notch. "It fell when the Old Man fell in May 2003 and it's been there ever since because it is so heavy - it's about 30 feet long and weighs 600 or 700 lbs.," said Dick Hamilton, president of the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, which has, through private donations, created a memorial to New Hampshire's fallen icon. "We weren't sure we would ever get it back." The turnbuckle will now become a part of the Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza, which was dedicated in June on the shore of Profile Lake. For full story, click here.
Old Man Profiler Plaza Continues to Take Shape
FRANCONIA, NH (August 2011) - A boulder bearing a plaque that has been in place for more than 80 years honoring Granite State veterans in Franconia Notch will remain in place, after work crews Aug. 5 tried to remove it to place it in a more prominent spot at the Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza.
"It weighs about 5 tons and we just couldn't budge it," said Dick Hamilton, president of the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, which designed and raised money for the first phase of a monument to the iconic profile that was New Hampshire's state symbol. For full story, click here.