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1. Working with pea viner Working with pea viner Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Mexican Nationals working on a pea viner

2. Boxes of pea vines Boxes of pea vines Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas Some growers stack their pea vines like hay.

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

4. 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.

5. Combine operation Combine operation Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery Mexicans were used on this combine operation on the Harry Wilson farm near Malin.

6. 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.

7. Vine threshers Vine threshers Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Harvesting machinery; Peas At the other end of the viners the threshed vines come out. One young Mexcian, who can read English, is enjoying himself with a magazine.

8. 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...

9. 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.

10. 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.
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