Oral Histories

Dale & Donna Oviatt

Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929

Donna & Dale Oviatt

Dale: That was after I had worked at the lumber yard – in the 60s sometime. Hauling lumber and what have you. Then I went to work out at the mill as a mechanic.

Q: The Atlas Mill? What did you work on there?

Dale: Just about everything there: yellow cake dust collectors, crusher, all mechanic work.

Q: Who operated the mill then? About when was that?

Dale: Atlas Minerals, I think, when I went to work there. Late sixties, don’t remember what date it was.

Q: After all of this, you went to work for the County, and you retired from the County?

Dale: I worked for them for thirty and a half years. I was a mechanic mostly, run the motorgraders, rotors and backhoes. Finally wound up as assistant supervisor when I left.

Q: How did the county crew change over the years?

Dale: It got quite a bit bigger. It was an interesting crew – a bunch of good guys.

Q: Did you work on any of the infrastructure of the area – water, sewer, etc.?

Dale: Not really, I didn’t do anything for Moab city itself; County roads mostly.

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