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The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund With the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain on May 3, 2003, New Hampshire lost a beloved icon. Since that day, friends of the Old Man from throughout the Granite State and beyond have continued to celebrate the strength and spirit of the Profile. The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, with the support of hundreds of people, has created the Profiler Plaza in Franconia Notch as a lasting monument to honor the Old Man. The Plaza will eventually be turned over to the New Hampshire Division of Parks.
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The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund is a private, non-profit organization that grew out of the task force appointed by the Governor after the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain on May 3, 2003. The Legacy Fund works in partnership with the New Hampshire Division of Parks & Recreation to provide a “lasting legacy of remembrance” for the Old Man of the Mountain.

The Fund’s primary focus has been creating a permanent memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain. Based on the design of Ron Magers and Shelly Bradbury, and thanks to the support of many people throughout New Hampshire and far beyond, the Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza was dedicated in June 2011 on the shore of Profile Lake. The Plaza includes 1,000 paver stones engraved with the names and memories of friends of the Old Man and Franconia Notch, along with seven "profilers," which allow visitors to again see the famous Profile on the mountain.

The Legacy Fund maintains an exhibit at Cannon Mountain’s Tramway building and at the start of the path leading to the Profiler Plaza.