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

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

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

44. 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.

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

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

47. Mexican workers Mexican workers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Mexican workers in Benton County

48. Morning at the camp Morning at the camp Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Morning at the Mexican camp in the Hood River valley with the men turning out of the tents ready to load into the trucks

49. New arrivals, Hood River New arrivals, Hood River Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon New arrivals from Mexico

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

51. Onion harvest Onion harvest Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Onions; Harvesting Crew of 20 Mexican Nationals pulling onions on the West & Lyon ranch

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

53. Pea harvest operations Pea harvest operations Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Harvesting machinery; Peas For cannery pea harvesting operations in Umatilla county, Mexican labor was a major factor in the successful harvesting operations. Note the 12 pea viners in operation, with trucks bringing in cannery...

54. Pea viners Pea viners Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon ; Harvesting machinery; Peas Pea vines are fed into the large viners.

55. Peas ready for canning Peas ready for canning Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Peas Worker shown with peas ready for canning

56. Picking belt Picking belt Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Potatoes Style of picking belt, to which sack is fastened and dragged between the legs

57. Picking cherries Picking cherries Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Orchards; Cherries Mexicans picking cherries

58. Picking cherries Picking cherries Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Orchards; Cherries; Harvesting Cherries were so much in demand this year that even the Black Republican variety of small, black cherries were picked clean by the Mexicans and sold for a good price.

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

60. Picking potatoes Picking potatoes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting; Potatoes Mexicans picking potatoes on lake bottom farm belong to Scott Warren, Klamath Falls
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