The Cannon on the Skyline
Thousands of years ago, during the great ice age, this rock was carried along by the glacier and when the ice melted was deposited high on the ridge where you see it today. It is from this rock that Cannon Mountain gets its name. Years ago early settlers and travelers knew the peak by such other names as Freak Mt., Old Man’s Mt., Mt. Jackson and Profile Mt. In 1853 the name Cannon appeared on Bond’s map of the White Mountains. By 1875 this name was in common use for the 4200 foot peak.
Rock formation 21 feet in length
Barrel stone 11 feet long
Muzzle end 9 feet above ground
Location. 44° 10.05′ N, 71° 40.967′ W. Marker is in Franconia, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker can be reached from Recreational Trail (U.S. 93). Touch for map. The marker is in the Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site in Franconia Notch State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Franconia NH 03580, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niels F.F. Nielsen, Jr. (here, next
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.