Cheers to The Old Man of The Mountain!
marks 13 years since the local favorite, The Old Man of the Mountain, fell to the ground. This amazing landmark, first observed by a team of surveyors in 1805, was a series of granite ledges, carved by glaciers, in the shape of a man’s face. Perhaps Mother Nature has a sense of humor after all?
In the 1920s, it was apparent New England weather was taking a toll on the old rock formation. The years of freezing and thawing created large cracks in the rocks, which were mended with chains. In the the 1950s, the State appropriated $25,000 to allow for better weatherproofing and had continued to maintain it each year. However, in the end, Mother Nature won and the rocks collapsed on May 3, 2003
In honor of this beautiful state icon, we pulled together a few of our loves and created a new mouse pad decal. A little fly fishing in the New Hampshire mountains, anyone? Printed on EcoDecals, this peel and stick decal is eco-friendly and movable.
“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoe makers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.” Daniel Webster