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61. Mail call Mail call Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Returning to camp after the day's work the Mexicans go first to the "mail wall" where letters from home are posted.

62. Lunches distributed Lunches distributed Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Lunches being distributed to Mexican workers at 6:00 a.m

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

64. Loading pea viners Loading pea viners Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Harvesting cannery peas in Umatilla County requires about 2,000 additional adult laborers. Mexicans such as those shown here feeding the viners saved the day in harvesting this crop.

65. Loading out Loading out Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Farm trucks Loading out operations at one of the Mexican camps in Umatilla County during cannery pea harvest. Farmers came in with their trucks early in the morning to take assigned crews of Mexicans to their own...

66. Living quarters Living quarters Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Mexican workers living quarters

67. Laborers ready to work Laborers ready to work Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Farm trucks Farmer's trucks lined up at the Athena farm labor camp awaiting loads of Mexicans for the pea harvest

68. Laborers ready for harvesting Laborers ready for harvesting Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon; Farm trucks Mexican Nationals loaded into a truck ready to begin a days work at harvesting, Hood River

69. Klamath onion field Klamath onion field Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Onions Part of a 65-acre onion field owned by West & Lyon being harvested by Mexicans

70. Kitchen workers Kitchen workers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Cooks; Cooking utensils Mexican workers helping in the kitchens

71. Hood River train station Hood River train station Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Railroad stations Mexican farm workers just off the train, Hood River

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

73. 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.

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

75. 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.

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

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

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

79. 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.

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