Dale & Donna Oviatt
Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929
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.