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Old Man celebration today at Profile Plaza


Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., have introduced a Senate resolution commemorating the 10th anniversary of the loss of the Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire's state symbol.

"Granite Staters will always remember exactly where they were ten years ago when they heard the sad news that the Old Man of the Mountain had been lost," said Shaheen and Ayotte. "This resolution is a fitting tribute to the Old Man, who will continue to live on in the hearts of the people of New Hampshire."

The iconic rock face collapsed May 3, 2003. Building a replica was considered, but a task force headed by former Gov. Steve Merrill ultimately decided to leave the mountain as it was.

A celebration will be held today, according to the Cannon Mountain website, which says the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund is hosting a 10th anniversary tribute from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Profile Plaza in Franconia Notch.

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