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21. Thinning apple trees Thinning apple trees Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Orchards; Apples; Harvesting Mexicans learn quickly to handle the ladders and to thin apples according to the desires of the owners.

22. Sugar beet worker Sugar beet worker Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon Transported Mexican National sugar beet worker

23. Stacking hop sacks Stacking hop sacks Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon ; Hops Stacking the hop sacks in the field after weighing

24. 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

25. September 16 celebration September 16 celebration Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Holidays--Mexico; Flags--Mexican Mexican workers holding the Mexican flag during the September 16 celebration

26. 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.

27. Registration, Hood River Registration, Hood River Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Luggage Mexican farm workers waiting for registration

28. Registration & assignments Registration & assignments Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon Mexicans lined up and waiting for registration and assignment to farmers

29. Ready for work Ready for work Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon Two Mexicans registered and ready for work

30. 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

31. Pulling onions Pulling onions Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Onions; Harvesting Mexican field workers pull onions and lay them in rows to cure, on West & Lyon farm near Malin.

32. Prune picking Prune picking Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon ; Prunes; Orchards; Harvesting Another view of prune picking

33. 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.

34. Potato pickers Potato pickers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Potatoes; Harvesting Each picker stays on his own row until finished, carrying a supply of empty sacks fastened to a picking belt.

35. 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.

36. Potato harvest Potato harvest Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Potatoes Mexicans put spuds in half-sacks for trucks to pick up at Dalton & Evans Ranch.

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. Potato harvest Potato harvest Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Potatoes Mexican farm workers help harvest potatoes.

39. Poker after work Poker after work Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Card games; Social life--Recreation Mexican workers playing poker during their after-work hours

40. Piling flax Piling flax Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Flax Mexicans work for growers piling flax.
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