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Old Man of the Mountain,

N.H.: see Franconia MountainsFranconia Mountains
, range in the White Mts., N N.H., rising to 5,249 ft (1,600 m) at Mt. Lafayette; part of White Mts. National Forest. Franconia Notch, a scenic, narrow pass (6 mi/10 km long), is west of the range.
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Old Man of the Mountain,

in Islamic history: see AssassinAssassin
, European name for the member of a secret order of the Ismaili sect of Islam. They are known as Nizaris after Nizar ibn al-Mustansir, whom they supported as caliph; the European term Assassin is derived from the Arabic for "users of hashish.
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The Fatimids still held sway in Egypt and part of Palestine, but the Middle East, from the Mediterranean coast to the Persian plateau, was becoming inhospitable for Shiite Muslims, including Ismailis like the Old Man of the Mountain and his associates.
This unbuilt project was started in December of 2004 as a replacement for The Old Man of the Mountain, the famous icon of the State of New Hampshire that collapsed May 3, 2003.
In time, the Crusaders and their Occidental observers fabricated fanciful tales about the secret practices of this mysterious oriental sect and its leader, the Old Man of the Mountain.
Until May 2003, we had a famous landmark, the Old Man of the Mountain.
It has been six years since the Old Man of the Mountain slipped from his perch in New Hampshire's White Mountains, and we are pleased to see that the Granite State has had the good sense not to try to put him back.
The Old Man of the Mountain represented that spirit--that toughness that makes people tender.
Just worry about the game we are playing - that is the only thing we can control," Belichick said with a look that would have made the Old Man of the Mountain proud.
Even plans set in granite may be subject to change, and the plans to build a multimillion-dollar granite monument to the Old Man of the Mountain have gone the way of the Old Man himself.
After driving past the remains of The Old Man of the Mountain in Franconia Notch, take Exit 35 (you're now on Route 3) to Colebrook, and turn east on Route 26 for 11 miles (The Balsams is on the left); or, take an alternate route to Gorham and Route 16, then to Berlin and along the Androsgoggin River to Errol, turn west on Route 26 (The Balsams is on the right).
on how to create their very own masterpieces of famous works of art or New Hampshire-inspired scenes like the Old Man of the Mountain and the White Mountains in fall.
Finally, I saw a piece recently about the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, a nonprofit effort to construct a monument in memory of the venerable old rock formation that slipped into history back in 2003.
Needless to say, Benson's answer was easy--the collapse in 2003 of the Old Man of the Mountain.