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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Logging legend: Wilbur Heath's claim to fame

 

November 28, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Chronicle

Wilbur Heath, 91, stands in front of the centerfold photo of himself for Time Life Magazine's "Year of Photos 1990," as part of the story, "Endangered Species: An Owl and a Logger Symbolize the Nation's Touch Choice – Jobs or the Environment."

COTTAGE GROVE – Wilbur Heath's photo has been seen in magazines all over the world.

In 1991 he graced the centerfold of Time Life Magazine's "Year of Photos 1990," where he was posed with a spotted owl on his shoulder as part of the story titled "Endangered Species: An Owl and a Logger Symbolize the Nation's Touch Choice – Jobs or the Environment."

"I felt good that something had taken place," Heath said. "It made me very proud to get that honor. It's my only claim to fame."

Now the framed photo and story hangs in his room at Magnolia Gardens in Cottage Grove. At 91 years old, Heath ha...



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