Lew Holt is a native Oregonian who lived in gypo logging camps until his father died in 1939. He earned his B.S. from the Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon Univ.) and his M.S. from the Univ. of Oregon. For thirty-one years he taught and was an elementary school principal in North Bend; he moved to Salem after retirement. He has long served the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association in many capacities, and has written two books on the association's history; he also published a book about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association
The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association Inc. (OOTFA) is a nonprofit organization established "to promote, preserve and perpetuate Old Time Fiddling and Old Time music." Membership in the organization has grown from the original twenty-two charter members in 1964 to over six hundred families in 2010. Membership is not limited …