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Stone Faces Gazetteer
Faces - Ciff Profiles, Boulders, Outcrops


New Hampshire


Barnstead
Profile Rock

Dixville Notch
Martha Washington Profile

    MNM#01-01170

Dixville Notch
Webster Profile

    Presumably this is a profile of Daniel Webster.

Franconia Notch
Dewey Rock

    Another of the many rock faces in the White Mountains. Trail directions at www.gorp.com.

Franconia Notch
The Indian Head

    A sort of Native American antithesis to the Old Man of the Mountains, on the southern side of Mt Pemigewasset south of Franconia Notch.

    MNM#01-01188

    GPS N 44° 05.817', W 71° 41.925'

Franconia Notch
Old Man of the Mountains

The Profile

Franconia Notch
Old Woman of the Notch or The Watcher

Franconia Notch
Sleeping Astronomer

    Another of the many rock faces in the White Mountains. Trail directions at www.gorp.com.

Gorham
Imp Face Rock

Hill / Grafton
Profile Falls

Isle of Shoals
Old Man of the Shore

Jackson
Profile Rock or Washington Boulder

Lake Sunapee
Old Man of The Lake

    Located somewhere along Birch Grove Road on the shore north of Newbury?

    MNM#01-01296

Lake Winnepesaukee
Old Man of Winnepesaukee or Profile Rock

    Boulder profile located somewhere on Tuftonboro Neck, a peninsula on the east side of Lake Winnepesaukee. Presumably not the same boulder seen in the next postcard.

    MNM#01-01284

Lake Winnepesaukee
Profile Rock

    A boulder located somewhere near The Weirs, a narrows at the mouth of Paugus Bay on the west side of Lake Winnepesaukee. Presumably not the same boulder seen in the previous postcard.

    MNM#01-01146

Mount Washington
Old Man of the Cog Railway

    MNM#01-01236

Shelburne
Profile Boulder / Old Man of the Valley

Thornton
Washington’s Profile

    This is not a profile, but a ghostly image seen on a flat rock next to a waterfall.

Wentworth
Whipple's Stone Face

    MNM#01-01318

New Jersey


Delaware Water Gap
Indian Head Rock

Palisades
Indian Head Rock

    Several rock faces have existed at various times on these cliffs, including opposing Indian Head and George Washington Rocks, and even a brief appearance of a Hitler Face Rock. See article on njpalisades.org.

    MNM#01-01213

Weehawken
Profile Rock

New Mexico


Carlsbad Caverns
Old Man of the Cave

Cimarron
Old Man of the Woods or Old Man of the Hills

    An unknown location in Cimmaron Canyon.

    MNM#01-01089

Las Vegas Hot Springs
Profile Rock

Magdalena Mountain
Our Lady on the Mountain

Silver City
Old Man of the Mountain or The Head

    Caprock perched atop pinnacles in the Gila Wilderness area north of Silver City.

    MNM#01-01280
    MNM#01-01281

New York


Ausable Chasm
Old Man of the Mountains

    A tiny profile overlooking the river is visible at the center of the postcard image

    MNM#01-01237

Alhambra Falls / Trenton Falls
Profile Rock

Cragsmoor / Sam's Point
Face Rock

Fort Jackson
Profile Rock

Howe Caverns
The Witch

    A cave formation

    MNM#01-01017

Kaaterskill Clow (Catskill Mountains)
Facial Rocks

    Cliff formation, difficult to discern - photo

Lake Mahopac, Petrie Island
Washington Head Rock

    MNM#01-01191

Liberty, Walnut Mountain
Witch Head Rock

    Walnut Mountain Hotel once stood on summit to the left of postcard image. Since the 1960s the land has been a public park. Recently a local mountain bike club has restored the trail to Witch Head Rock.

    MNM#01-01204

    GPS N 41° 47.433', W 74° 46.212'

Little Falls
Profile Rock

    Located in Tal-A-Que-Ga park.

    MNM#01-01093

Little Falls
Profile Rock

    Located on banks of old Erie Canal. The rock face looks very different in postcards from the 1900s vs. postcards from the 1930s. Perhaps the profile was damaged during construction of Erie Canal Lock No. E-17 in 1911?

    MNM#01-01098
    MNM#01-01197

    GPS N 43° 02.329', W 74° 50.903'

Mamaroneck
Rock Face of Washington

Mohonk Lake
Washington's Profile

Olean
Face in Rock

Perry
Profile Rock

    MNM#01-01156

Poughkeepsie
Profile Rock

    Outcrop on river north of Poughkeepsie Bridge.

Watkins Glen
Profile Rock

Wrights?
The Face in tha Rock Cut

    Not clear where the location of "Wrights NY" is.

    MNM#01-01247

 

North Carolina


Chimney Rock
Devil's Head

Chimney Rock
Old King Tut

    MNM#01-01265

Grandfather Mountain
Profile Rock

Ridges Mountain
Indian Head Rock

    One of many evocative granite outcrops here - photo

Roan Mountain Cliffs
Profile Rock

Ohio


Bainbridge
Profile Rock

Old Man's Cave, Hocking County
Sphinx Head Rock

Wellsville
Indian Profile Rock or
Chief Logan Profile Rock

Oklahoma


Kenton
Old Maid's Profile

Cleveland
Man Face Rock

Tishomingo
Indian Head Rock

    Located on Pennington Creek, Devil's Den. Face is not clear from photo.

    MNM#01-01231

Turner Falls
Man-Face Rock
Face Rock

Oregon


Bandon
Face Rock

Barview Beach
Old Man of the Sea

    Located near mouth of Tillamook Bay between Barview and Garibaldi. A smaller rock next to the better-known Three Graces outcrops.

    MNM#01-01283

    GPS N 46° 33.772', W 123° 56.221'

Old Man of the Sea

Columbia River
William Jennings Bryan Rock

Cow Creek Canyon
Old Man of Cow Creek Canyon

    MNM#01-01026

Fogarty Creek State Park
Indian Head Rock

Leap
Stone Face

Tunnel Beach
Netart's Rocks

Netarts Rocks

Warm Springs
Indian Head Rock

    Located north of Kah-Nee-To Resort on the road to Simnasho

    MNM#01-01270

Indian Head Rock

Pennsylvania


Catawissa
Profile Rock

Duncannon
Lincoln’s Profile Rock

    Located on hill south of Duncannon, above old Route 11 & 15 near New Boston.

    MNM#01-01251

Grand Canyon
Sphinx Rock

    Overlooking Cedar Run.

    MNM#01-01297

Sphinx Rock

Hollidaysburg
Indian Head Rock

    Outcrop next to Juniata River.

    MNM#01-01028

Honesdale
Stone Face

Liverpool / Amity Hall
Girty’s Face

Mauch Chunk
The Profile

Oaks
Indian Head Rock

    Overlooks Perkiomen Creek.

Philadelphia
Indian Profile Rock

 

South Bethlehem
Washington Profile

    Located in Sayre Park at Lehigh University. Does this profile still exist?

    MNM#01-01154

Sunbury
Shikellamy’s Profile

Towanda
Stone Face

    On route 6 along Susquehanna River between Towanda and Wyalusing.

Verona
Indian Head Rock

Wellsboro
Old Man of Penna's Grand Canyon

    MNM#01-01155


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