Edward Loy has been a resident of Albany, Oregon, since 1945. After graduating from Albany Union High School in 1959, he attended the University of Oregon where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in history. He is the author of the book Tim Burr! An Illustrated History of the World Championship Albany Timber Carnival, published in 2010.
Albany Timber Carnival
From 1941 through 2000, the Albany Timber Carnival was held almost every year in early July to celebrate Independence Day and to focus on the region's timber industry. In 1941, what was called the Central Willamette Timber Carnival was managed by the Albany Chamber of Commerce. After a four-year hiatus …