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Karen and Lee Duquette's FLASHBACK
to Franconia Notch State Park
Home of The Old Man of The Mountain
260 Tramway Drive
Franconia Notch, NH 03580
1984

USA map showing location of New HampshireNH map showing location of Franconia

While in New Hampshire in 1984, Karen and Lee Duquette went to Franconia Notch State Park. and saw The Old Man of the Mountain, and rode on The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway. Karen did not take a lot of pictures in those days.

Welcome to New Hampshire sign

Franconia Notch State Park is a public recreation area and nature preserve that straddles eight miles of Interstate 93 as it passes through Franconia Notch, a mountain pass between the Kinsman Range and Franconia Range in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. The northern part includes Cannon Mountain plus Echo and Profile Lakes in the town of Franconia. The southern part includes Lonesome Lake and The Flume in Lincoln.

 
Franconia Notch State Park label Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway sign
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway information Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway i clipping
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The Old Man of the Mountain

The Old Man of the Mountain 2000 coin

The mountain is named for a rock formation in the shape of a cannon mound on the summit. But The Old Man of the Mountain formation is far more famous.

Newspaper clipping

Karen Duquette got a quick photograph of The Old Man of the Mountain as they drove past it in 1984, which is posted below. However, The Old Man of the Mountain collapsed in May 2003. 

The profile formed during the Ice Age, and was worshipped by the Indians as the profile of the "Great Spirit". It was first discovered by white men in 1805. The face measured 48-feet from forehead to chin and was 1200 feet above Profile Lake, and 3200 feet above sea level.

about The Old Man of the Mountain The Old Man of the Mountain photo by Karen Duquette

Below: Since Karen was unable to get a good picture of The Old Man of the Mountain, she bought a postcard.

The Old Man of the Mountain postcard