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Sad & tragic premature demise of Old Man of the mountains
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The Old Man is No More

c. 30,000 b.c. - May 2, 2003

The Old Man of the Mountains: c. 30,000 b.c. - May 2, 2003It was uncertain when the outcropping actually fell because clouds had obscured the area Thursday and Friday. A state park trails crew reported Saturday morning that the Old Man of the Mountain was gone.
On Saturday, May 3, the staff of goLittleton.com scaled the Old Man's former cranium to obtain visual documentation of the geologic mishap.
Three large turnbuckles, which had spanned an (ultimately fatal) fiberglass-epoxy covered crack, now grasp at thin air....

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May 3, 2003...
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