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Old Man of The Mountain

New Hampshire State Emblem

A composite image of The Old Man of the Mountain before and after the collapse on May 3, 2003 (public domain image on Wikipedia).

Old Man of The Mountain

New Hampshire's official state emblem is the world-famous "Old Man of the Mountain" - adopted in 1945 (along with the New Hampshire state motto: "Live Free or Die") as World war II approached its end.

The Old Man of the Mountain appears on the New Hampshire quarter and is also the title of one of New Hampshire's state songs. Sadly, the old man fell off the mountain on May 3, 2003 (in Franconia Notch State Park, NH).