"I remember him asking my husband, 'Do you think it would be wise for me to got borrow more money so I can dig a well and put in irrigation?' You know that was something brand new that they simply had to learn how to do because there wasn't much of that done at that time...
     Question: "And what did your husband say?"
     "He said, 'Yes, I think you should.' He said, 'I can't see but what it would be a good idea,' because that south 80 [acres] laid just right. The road that went through, there was a north 80. That was the breaks by the river. But the south 80 laid just perfect that you could run the water down the rows."

Carla Due on the Decision to Irrigate


Other Excerpts from Carla Due's Interview:

Buzzed by Low-Flying Bombers
Barn Dances in the 1940s
The Stock Market Crash
RFD to Main Street
Banks Closing
Local Politics
The Eggs & Cream Economy
The World Economy
Surviving the Tornado
The Radio
Diversity of Churches
Immigrating to Nebraska
Learning English
Carla's Trip to Nebraska
Plowing with Horses & Mules