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The precise tale of a dangerous feud in New England's north nation.

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The tragic loss continues to hang heavy over the family today. During the first few minutes of our interview, Bill Kenney says nothing. I can feel him sizing me up with that familiar Kenney stare. His intense blue eyes radiate both intelligence and defiance, a trademark of the entire Kenney clan. It's the same look his other renegade nephew, world-class ski champion Bode Miller, uses to thumb his nose at the sport's stodgy establishment who claim he's too undisciplined and too much of a maverick to be the ambassador of American skiing.

But none more so than Liko. He knew that his light-blue Supra coupe was a target for police. He had told friends that he was saving his money to move out west, far away from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and far away from the police officers he felt had been harassing him for years and pushing him toward the edge. Some called him paranoid, but they hadn't been walking in his shoes over the past month. He was still licking his wounds from the trial that hadn't gone his way. He also had the unnerving and unshakable feeling that he was being followed.

During this time, the New Hampshire Department of Public Works and Highways began construction of Interstate 93 through Franconia Notch. The highway brought millions of new visitors to the area, but it also hastened the rock formation's downfall. The Old Man's caretakers were worried that vibrations from the blasting and road construction could cause its granite ledges to shift position. Their concern was not unfounded. In 1954, a geological study conducted by the University of New Hampshire found that the crevice at the top of the Old Man's head had widened nearly an inch over the past seventeen years.

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