Oral Histories

Dale & Donna Oviatt

Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929

Donna & Dale Oviatt

Donna: I went to Salt Lake with my older sister and we worked up there. I worked at ZCMI; and she worked in a box factory. We were there 3 or 4 years, and then I moved back down. That’s when I met Dale.

Dale: talking about that Pack Creek diversion dam, I think it is just right across the road here; the one that is washed out, on the south side of Kerby Lane. There used to be a big dam, but it is all washed out. There is still part of it, the spill way and all. You can see part of it. There are lots of rocks up in the valley where the CCC put them to keep the floods from washing everything out. That’s the only dam I know of.

Donna: I was kind of young when the CCC was here, so I don’t remember too much about them.

Q: That was back in the thirties. The story is that some of them found girls here in Moab and may have stayed here. Did you hear of any?

Dale: I used to work with one of them that came back and married a local girl. That’s Gearhart. He worked out at the mill. He married one of the Taylor girls.

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