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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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Memorial Park Design

Established in 2003 and funded through private donations, the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund has created the Profiler Plaza, on the shore of Profile Lake, to commemorate the Old Man.

The Plaza was designed by Shelly Bradbury and Ron Magers (in the photo to the right), who were chosen from over 40 applicants from across the nation by an independent jury of distinguished NH artists and citizens. Their submission was a unique combination of artistic sculpture and on-site experience, drawing inspiration from the original natural formation.

 The Profiler Plaza was dedicated in June 2011 and includes seven steel "profilers" that recreate the visage of the Old Man looking over Franconia Notch as well as 1,000 paver stones whose engravings impart memories of many people who love the Old Man.