While the White Mountains have always been associated with outdoorsy activities, for much of the 19th century, they played a particularly important role in the arts. The new country was looking for an artistic identity that was distinctly "American," and the untamed wilderness of northern New Hampshire inspired scores of painters.
Abigail Hernandez has now been missing for 19 days. Although thousands of acres have been combed and hundreds of tips have been followed, both the FBI and local police still don't know what happened between 3 and 4 in the afternoon on October 9th when Abby disappeared. Despite this, the Hernandez family and the local community remain hopeful. On Saturday night nearly 500 people attended a flashlight vigil in Schouler Park in downtown North Conway meant to light the way home for Abby. Sean Hurley was there and has this report.
The sister of a missing New Hampshire girl is pleading for her safe return.
Sarah Hernandez made the plea Monday evening during a brief news conference by law enforcement investigators outside the Conway Police Department building. The investigators were updating the press about the search for 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez.
The North Conway teenager was last seen leaving Kennett High School on Wednesday afternoon. Police say she made it home but was gone when her mother arrived later.