Old Man of the Mountain


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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 Old Man of the Mountain can still be "seen" thanks to the series of steel rods at the existing plaza at Franconia Notch State Park.
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.
Old Man of the Mountain, whose downfall was simply a downer.
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.
194) as the "grand old man of the mountain." Washburn's 1960 map is now the classic map of Mt.
Vermont is only split from New Hampshire by a skinny river and a line slapped on a map, but its culture is completely distinct, organic spinach versus the Old Man of the Mountain. Residents of Massachusetts think Rhode Islanders are parochial, and Iowans think Kansans are hopeless hicks.
New Hampshire's quarter depicts the "Old Man of the Mountain," but that famous rock formation collapsed shortly after the coins were minted.
history, arts and entertainment, science and technology, written word, and world history); a new feature, bulletins, consisting of monthly regional news articles (e.g., "The Old Man of the Mountain Loses Face") and listings of special events; profiles (an updated alphabetical list of the men and women profiled within the various state units), games (e.g., Who Came First?
In early May, New Hampshire lost its state symbol, and main tourist attraction, when the rock formation known as the Old Man of the Mountain crumbled and fell.
In the late 11th and early 12th centuries, Sabbah (popularly known as the "Old Man of the Mountain" or the First Lord of Alamut fortress) earned for himself and his Nizaris a reputation for ruthlessness and cunning.
New' Hampshire's rendering of its famous natural rock formation, The Old Man of the Mountain, is one of the more interesting designs.
From a base camp in Franconia, we'll take moderate to strenuous dayhikes in the rugged forest famous for "the Old Man of the Mountain," gorgeous scenery, old Yankee history and culture, and the Appalachian Trail.