Oral Histories

Dale & Donna Oviatt

Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929

Donna & Dale Oviatt

Dale: I don’t know what the two girls that bought it from us what name they had for it. (Honest Ozzie’s)

Q: Was First West a pretty busy road?

Donna: Very, very busy. Just about like Main Street was. Instead of getting on Main Street with no lights where you couldn’t get on the road -that was during the boom- and they come down First Street so they didn’t have to wait for the traffic for fifteen minutes or so. It was very busy.

Q: Did you shop for groceries and stuff in Moab?

Donna: Of course, I worked in Millers.

Q: What all did Millers have?

Donna: We didn’t have groceries, it was just clothing, better lines of clothing. He was in business a long time. Hal Johnson used to own it, but he closed down and retired. He had health problems. Then Sprouse-Reitz bought it. They had a big Sprouse-Reitz store there and I worked there for a little while – for about a year. Working out here and driving in to work every day got kind of monotonous and expensive.

Q: How was this road when you moved out here?

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