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21. Working in hop fields Working in hop fields Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Hops; Hop pickers Hardwick and his crew at work in the hop field

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. Crew chief in the field Crew chief in the field Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Hops; Hop pickers Humberto Videl Garcia, Mexican interpreter, receives instruction from Jack Hardwicke, crew chief, while Williams listens in.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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

28. 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...

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

30. Mail call Mail call Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Mail call, waiting for letters from home (Old Mexico)

31. Orchard harvest Orchard harvest Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Orchards; Harvesting Mexcian workers harvesting tree fruit

32. Picking prunes Picking prunes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Orchards; Prunes; Harvesting Mexican at work picking prunes

33. Weighing beans Weighing beans Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Beans Mexican bean picker weighing his full bag of beans

34. Bean pickers Bean pickers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Beans; Harvesting Mexican bean pickers

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

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

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

38. Farm workers at their camp Farm workers at their camp Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Mexican farm workers pose in camp, Hood River.

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

40. 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.
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