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61. Picking potatoes Picking potatoes Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Potatoes; Harvesting; Harvesting machinery Mexicans pick up potatoes on the Dalton & Evans farm near Malin, Klamath county, with a digger in the background.

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

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

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

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

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

67. Barrels of pickles Barrels of pickles Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Cucumbers; Pickle industry Barrels of cucumber pickles harvested by Mexicans, Columbia County

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

69. 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.

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

71. Workers' living quarters Workers' living quarters Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Agricultural laborers--Housing--Oregon Two Mexican men in front of the rows of living quarters

72. 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.

73. Boxes of cucumbers Boxes of cucumbers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Cucumbers; Harvesting Mexican workers picking cucumbers

74. 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...

75. 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.

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

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

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

79. 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.

80. 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
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