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21. Dining area Dining area Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Dining tents have tables and benches. The sides of the tents are raised to provide air circulation.

22. Combine operation Combine operation Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery Mexicans were used on this combine operation on the Harry Wilson farm near Malin.

23. Camp health services Camp health services Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Health and hygiene--Oregon; Medical care Camp health service center

24. Getting lunches Getting lunches Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Mexicans gathered at the loading area beside the road, getting their noon lunches for the day

25. Picking up prunes Picking up prunes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Prunes; Orchards; Harvesting One man per tree was the usual rule in picking up prunes.

26. Working with pea viner Working with pea viner Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Mexican Nationals working on a pea viner

27. Harvesting cucumbers Harvesting cucumbers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Cucumbers; Harvesting Mexican workers harvesting cucumbers

28. Harvesting cucumbers Harvesting cucumbers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Cucumbers; Harvesting Mexican workers picking cucumbers (Columbia County)

29. Harvesting cucumbers Harvesting cucumbers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Cucumbers Mexicans harvesting cucumbers, Columbia County

30. Harvesting onions Harvesting onions Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Onions; Harvesting Onions harvested by Mexican Nationals show tops laid over onions to cure and prevent weather damage to bulbs.

31. Boxes of pea vines Boxes of pea vines Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Some growers stack their pea vines like hay.

32. Guitar playing Guitar playing Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Social life--Music; Guitars In the evening musical instruments come out and typical Spanish tunes fill the air.

33. Harvesting potatoes Harvesting potatoes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Potatoes Mexicans pick up spuds on the Roy Holmes farm. Of the 10,000 acres of potatoes picked, 4,500 acres were harvested early.

34. Harvesting potatoes Harvesting potatoes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Potatoes Mexican farm worker picking in potato field

35. Baskets for hop picking Baskets for hop picking Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Hops; Hop pickers Mexican workers on Horst ranch taking empty baskets for hop picking

36. Onion harvest Onion harvest Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Onions; Harvesting Onions are laid out carefully with tops over bulbs to prevent sunburn.

37. Potato harvest Potato harvest Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Potatoes; Harvesting Mexicans picking up potatoes were either paid 75 cents per hour or by the sack.

38. Ready for field harvesting Ready for field harvesting Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Farm trucks Mexican workers loaded into trucks for a day of work in the fields

39. Merrill work camp Merrill work camp Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon View of the Merrill Mexican work camp looking south

40. Hoeing sugar beets Hoeing sugar beets Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Beets Mexican Nationals hoeing sugar beets in Malheur County
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