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FREETOWN’S PROFILE ROCK DESTROYED

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  1. mikeyp

    mikeyp NES Member

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    :( I spent a lot of time at that place when I was younger, this hurts

    Freetown's Profile Rock Destroyed

    FREETOWN — A historic SouthCoast landmark is no more.

    According to the Freetown Police Facebook page, recent damages have taken a toll on the historic rock formation “Old Man of Joshua’s Mountain,” commonly referred to as Profile Rock.

    Freetown Police say that at 9:22 a.m. on the morning of June 19, they responded along with the Freetown Fire Department to the Profile Rock park within the Freetown State Forest for a report of recent damages to the rock formation. There, first responders and park officials discovered that a large portion of the rock formation had broken off.

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    State officials have closed the park until further notice, due to the unsafe environment. Police say the public is encouraged to stay away from the area, which is a popular tourist destination and a frequent walking and hiking spot for locals.

    Joshua's Mountain is named after Joshua Tisdale, who first settled in the area. The name "Profile Rock" came about because locals believed the "face" in the mountain bore a resemblance to the great Wampanoag chief Massasoit.
     

  2. timbo

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    I'm not familiar with this profile but is it possible it met the same fate as a more well known profile...like gravity took over? It appears to be a pretty large rock to easily destroy...again, hard to tell because I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at.
     
  3. mikeyp

    mikeyp NES Member

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    This is what it looked like


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  4. LittleCalm

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    Did they really close the entire state forest or just the tiny little section where the rock is located across the street from the state forest entrance. The state forest is huge.
     
  5. Reptile

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    First they went after the rock men.

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    Ah thanks! now I can see the profile.
     
  7. mikeyp

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    It obviously committed suicide.
     
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    What did the rock know about the Clintons?
     
  11. timbo

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    Maybe lightning? I've seen the effects of lightning on rocks here in the northeast where many of them are already fractured and weakened by freeze/thaw cycles and it doesn't take much for them to break up. Gravity is a bitch.
     
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  12. greencobra

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    i can't get too broken up over this chunk of rock, it's just one of those fun, sentimental things people come up with to attract tourists and their dollars. but of course i could be coming at this the wrong way.
     
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    I would say mother nature put it there and finally took it back. Yes I have heard that the profile had a little "help" with its shape but don't know how true this is.
     
  14. mikeyp

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    When I was younger we went there a lot, fun place to climb to the top of.
     
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    I am not familiar with this rock, so I have no sentimentality towards it.

    But I still mourn the passing of the old man in NH in 2003. May he RIP.
     
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    "Thing" is in mourning over the loss of another brother:

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    Rest in pebbles...
     
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    It just gave up like the Old Man of The Mountain in NH.
     
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    Must be Trumps fault due to climate change!
     
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    Thats 2 in 20 years. I can't face another one.

    (Too cheeky?)
     

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