Lost no more, girl’s story memorialized

WARREN—For visitors to Warren, three things stand out: the Redstone Missile conspicuously aimed at the sky from its village common launchpad is one. The second is the historical marker commemorating U.S. Senator Norris Cotton (1900–1989), who was born in Warren and for whom Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s cancer center is named.
The town’s other claim to fame is little Sarah Whitcher, the subject of a folktale. Sometime in the early 1780s, this young daughter of early settler John Whitcher got lost in the woods and was protected, it is said, by a bear.