Oral Histories

Dale & Donna Oviatt

Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929

Donna & Dale Oviatt

Donna: It wasn’t too bad. The only thing is, when we have a gully-washer, you can’t get across here. It roars down and fills clear up. We had some Relief Society teachers here one day and it was raining. We hadn’t thought about the Creek (Pack Creek); they visited with us about a half hour; when they got ready to go they had a hard time getting across the creek. Dale was afraid he was going to have to push them with his Jeep to get them through.

Q: Did you spend much time in other cities, Monticello, Grand Junction?

Donna: Not really, just when we have to go over there to the doctor, that’s the only time we shop there. We don’t go to VA, we go to St. Marys.

Q: You don’t use your Veterans benefit?

Dale: No, Ma’am.

Q: How about interaction with Park Service, Forest Service, BLM? When you were working for the county, did you have run-ins or cooperative efforts?

Dale: Didn’t do that much. The roads going across Park Service and BLM grounds, we graded them, took care of them, but other than that, that was about it.

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