20th Anniversary of The Old Man of the Mountain's Retirement
Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of The Old Man of the Mountain. Did you know that since its founding in 1901, the Forest Society has helped protect Franconia Notch, including the Old Man of the Mountain, and the surrounding forests several times from significant development?
Responding to the subsequent campaign, donors from across the nation and the world made contributions as small as a nickel. The land was purchased by the June 1, 1928 deadline and dedicated on September 15, 1928.
“Gravity being the force it is, we should not have been shocked when ‘The Old Man of the Mountain’ fell 20 years ago," said Forest Society President Jack Savage. "But we were, reminding us that even stubborn old men meet their eventual end. In commemorating that day we allow that symbol of the Granite State to endure regardless."
The Forest Society is one of the public and organizational partners of the Old Man of The Mountain Legacy Fund.