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August 19, 2009

Here he makes Men

Filed under: history buff, New Hampshire — Tags: , — Miriam @ 8:39 am

People from New Hampshire seem to come in two types. Those who adore their state with a passion and even suggesting a move to a different state draws insults to that other state. And those who can’t stand New Hampshire and move either South or to a real city as soon as they can afford to escape.

My husband is clearly of the first type. The type that is insanely proud of the Live Free or Die motto. Well last weekend, when we were visiting the site of the late “old man of the mountain”, I found a sign that would make that type of New Hampshirite happy.

Ex-Old Man of the Mountain Site“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades: Shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch; and a 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.”
-Webster

Unless you consider that the Old Man is no longer there. I’m not sure what that would mean to the quote. Can you see the wires hanging in the air that used to hold up the rocks?

Ex-Old Man of the Mountain Site

Adam’s been up there, he says the cables are huge and he really can understand how much effort it was to keep the Old Man in place the last few years.

Ex-Old Man of the Mountain Site

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1 Comment »

  1. My husband has the same view of NH. If he could he probably would have married NH.

    Comment by Jessica — August 19, 2009 @ 9:05 am


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