The Cannon on the Skyline

The Cannon on the Skyline (HM205G)

Location: Franconia, NH 03580 Grafton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 10.05', W 71° 40.967'

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On the skyline 1800 above you stands cannon Rock. This natural rock formation, consisting of a hugh (sic) table-like stone superimposed on a large boulder, stands guard over Franconia Notch like a cannon protruding from the parapet of an ancient fortress.
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
HM NumberHM205G
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Date Added Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 285513 N 4893977
Decimal Degrees44.16750000, -71.68278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 10.05', W 71° 40.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 10' 3" N, 71° 40' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Recreational Trail, Franconia NH 03580, US
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