The Day the Old Man Fell: ‘There is Emptiness and Devastation’

In the cover of darkness and a shroud of rain and fog, the Old Man of the Mountains gave up his stony, silent vigil as the beloved and venerable symbol of the Granite State sometime Friday night.

The Old Man Rocks On

Reprinted from the May 9, 2003 edition of The Union Leader on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the fall of the Old Man of the Mountain.     FRANCONIA – The man had waited until Monday to come down from Littleton to Franconia Notch, partly to avoid the crowd of the curious on Sunday…