Thursday, May 3, 2012

This Day in History May 3, 2003

I had never heard of this before, but I found it interesting.  In New Hampshire, there was once a series of five granite rocks that made up what was known as the Old Man of the Mountain or Great Stone Face or even the Profile.  It was discovered in 1805, and it was a landmark that could be viewed from a couple different places in Franconia State Park.

Due to freezing and thawing, cracks began to appear in this formation in the 1920's, and the state worked hard to keep it intact (to no avail unfortunately).  Between midnight and 2 A.M. on this date in 2003, the rocks collapsed.

That is what it looks like today.  For more information, please check out:


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