A memorial service for Dick Hamilton was, fittingly, scheduled for Friday morning in Franconia Notch, in which the Old Man of the Mountain presided for centuries from his lofty perch up on Cannon Mountain. But the question is, was the service to be held in Profile Plaza or Profiler Plaza?
The name of Dick Hamilton was inseparable from the notch and the Old Man for decades. The former would bid “good night” to the latter as he drove through the notch after another day of promoting North Country tourism. Like many Granite Staters, Hamilton was crushed when the Old Man toppled and fell to pieces down the mountain’s rocky cliffs on May 3, 2003.