Oral Histories

Deone Skewes

b.1920

Deone Skewes

Q: So how long was he Sheriff, more or less?

A: I think over 22 years.

Q: Oh quite a while. So he was out at the copper mine before that?

A: Yes. That was early on, you know. Before 1910.

Q: Was he an Engineer?

A: No, he wasn’t.

Q: So, do you have any dogs or cats or birds?

A: No. Allergic to feathers, fur all that sort of thing.

Q: But you have plants?

A: I have plants and cross words, you know.

Q: You like cross word puzzles?

A: I don’t have pets. You just get attached to them and you die.

Q: Well, you got any comments to make about Moab at this stage ?

A: Well, not really. Not really. I will say it is not like it used to be.

Q: Well, it sounds like when it used to be so small that everybody knew everybody and trusted everybody.

A: Yes.

Q: What about the economy? Lots of t-shirt shops and have you gotten involved with the people in the river running or the biking?

A: They didn’t bike then.

Q: No, but I mean now. Are you involved?

A: Not in a thing.

Q: Do you think it is a good thing to have instead of mining,

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