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1. Loading peas Loading peas Harvesting; Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Peas; Farm trucks Mexican workers loading peas with a hay loader into a truck

2. Man with sack of apples Man with sack of apples Apples -- Harvesting

3. Workers line up for dinner Workers line up for dinner Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Waiting in line for dinner, cafeteria style

4. Vine threshers Vine threshers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas At the other end of the viners the threshed vines come out. One young Mexcian, who can read English, is enjoying himself with a magazine.

5. Camp dispensary Camp dispensary Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Health and hygiene--Oregon; Medical care Mrs. Dorothy Burleson, Walla Walla nurse at Athena and Milton-Freewater farm labor camps, treats a Mexican National in a trailer dispensary at the Athena camp.

6. Cafeteria service Cafeteria service Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Serving men cafeteria style is done at two places

7. Washing & ironing clothes Washing & ironing clothes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Laundry Mexican workers washing and ironing clothes

8. Thinning fruit trees Thinning fruit trees Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Orchards Mexicans thinning fruit trees

9. Cafeteria pie Cafeteria pie Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Pie was the dessert prepared on this day for the Mexican workers

10. Washing up Washing up Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Health and hygiene--Oregon Mexican workers washing up at a work camp in Benton County

11. Sleeping quarters Sleeping quarters Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Inside one of the dormitory buildings, showing the type of sleeping quarters provided

12. Workers eating lunch Workers eating lunch Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Eating lunch

13. Tomato harvesting Tomato harvesting Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Tomatoes; Harvesting Mexican laborers from the Freewater camp pick early tomatoes on the John R. Dloff farm.

14. Camp dispensary Camp dispensary Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Medical care; Agricultural laborers--Health and hygiene--Oregon Mrs. Dorothy Burleson, nurse at Athena and Milton Freewater farm labor camps, dispenses cough medicine to Zamora Heriberto Perez. She stands at the door of the trailer dispensary.

15. Work camp cafeteria Work camp cafeteria Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Cafeteria before dinner, Hood River.

16. Sacking harvested potatoes Sacking harvested potatoes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Potatoes; Harvesting machinery Mexican workers sack potatoes. The sacking device runs crosswise with this type.

17. 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

18. Preparing dinner Preparing dinner Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Cookery In the cook tents the crew has been busy preparing the evening meal, the largest of the day.

19. Potato harvesting Potato harvesting Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Potatoes Harvesting the early potato crop in Malheur county was made possible by the presence of the Mexicans. One example is this digger at work on the Roy Holmes farm.

20. 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.
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