"I don't know why we got it. It was some tractor, anyways, an Allis Chalmers. It was the hardest thing to drive. I went out to disc or harrow with it. I think I took out about half the fence. It wouldn't stop when I said, 'Whoa!' [Laughs.] … And then, my kids, when they got old enough to drive it, they thought it was the most terrible tractor to drive they'd ever seen, you know. They'd talk about it yet. They wondered how I ever drove the thing."
     "Question: "What made it terrible?"
     "It just [would] steer hard, you know, and it was hard to drive."

Helen Bolton on Driving Tractors


Other Excerpts from Helen Bolton's Interview:

Being a Democrat
Farmers Today
Moving to California
Red Dirt