The Old Man is gone. On May 3, 2003, during the night the Old Man slipped off his perch
on the side of Cannon Mountain and fell to the rocks below. It was
over in an instant, but the memories will last for a lifetime. He use to look over
Franconia Notch, a natural stone formation that still is the state
symbol. It was held in place with
steel cables and turnbuckles but time finally caught up with it.