Old Man of the Mountain


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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Watching Gleeson - his face made up to resemble New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain just before it collapsed into rubble - chew scenery is great fun, and knowing that he'll be popping up again soon makes the movie's dull patches almost bearable.
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.