Oral Histories

Deone Skewes

b.1920

Deone Skewes

A: No. No. It wasn’t.   You know, it was like any boom town. I think lots of people heard there was lots of work and lots of money to be found here and there wasn’t.

Q: I suppose it depends on if you were in it? I was talking with Maxine Newell who, evidentally, her husband was an engineer and she had just one big party.  

A: Well, they had a big party every year

Q: Well, not just a big party. But it was a social situation where every night they would meet together at what is now the Nifty Fashion’s — sort of over there somewhere. There was a ballroom or something.

A: I don’t know.

Q: The one that is across from the MIC parking lot. You know where the Nifty Fashions is … seems like there is a a big open space in back of that that I thought must be sort of a place to dance and have fun. I don’t know.

A: I don’t know at all.

Q: Oh well. Did you come here on weekends when you lived in Salt Lake?

A: Yes. And holidays.

Q: So your mother was still living then?

A: Yes, she was. And then, she left her home to me, and Elaine and my other sister Madge were still here so I would always come back. So I would just lock this house and go back to Salt Lake when I still working there.

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