Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Historic Lancaster Bridge Target Of Apparent Arson
Authorities say someone apparently set fire to an historic covered bridge in Lancaster, causing about $20,000 in damage to a structure that’s more than 130 years old.
A passer-by told police he spotted the fire Tuesday at the bridge on Ohio University’s branch campus in Lancaster. The police report indicated he tried to extinguish the blaze before reporting it.
The structure is known as the John Bright No. 2 Covered Bridge. It originally spanned a creek near Carroll but was moved to the campus 25 years ago to be preserved.
Campus authorities say the fire left two large holes in the original deck, and an inspection will be needed to determine the full extent of the damage. The school plans to pay for repairs.