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Agricultural Laborers ... (9)
Peas (9)
Harvesting Machinery (6)
Harvesting (2)
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Howdyshell, Bus (1)

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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. 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.

5. 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...

6. 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.

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

8. Crates of peas Crates of peas Agricultural laborers--Mexican--Oregon; Peas Workers hauling crates of peas

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