May 2, 2013

NH lawmakers honor Old Man of the Mountain

The Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire lawmakers both in Washington and Concord are honoring the Old Man of the Mountain 10 years after the granite profile tumbled to the ground.

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In this 1916 photo provided by the Littleton Area Historical Society, Edward Geddes waves his hat a he stands on the chin of the Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia, N.H. Geddes, a stone quarry superintendent from Quincy, Mass., was the first man to do repair work on New Hampshire's iconic figure, which fell nearly ten years ago. (AP Photo/Littleton Area Historical Society, Rev. Guy Roberts)

Friday is the anniversary of the Old Man's fall. The date will be marked with a memorial plaza ceremony in Franconia Notch.

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster entered an official statement into the Congressional Record honoring the Old Man, which has long served as the state symbol and still appears on license plates and road signs. She described the Old Man's history and thanked those who raised money for the memorial.

State Sen. Jeff Woodburn, whose district includes Franconia Notch, also recognized those efforts Thursday on the Senate floor.


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