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Answer: New Hampshire

"The Great Stone Face" was a huge natural rock formation—40 feet high, 25 feet wide—that began taking shape between 2,000-10,000 years ago. Glacial melting, ice shifting, wind, rain and frost chiseled an old man's profile jutting out from the mountainside, 1200 feet above Profile Lake. The face stood alone, confronting and defying the weather that created it. The Great Stone Face, also known as The Old Man of the Mountain, or just The Profile, became the official emblem of New Hampshire in 1945, although it was the unofficial symbol since the 1800s when native son Daniel Webster wrote:

"Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men."

But The Old Man could defy nature for only so long. The same environmental causes that created him, reclaimed him. The countenance collapsed in the early morning of May 5, 2003.


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