July 20 1944 – 2300 Mexicans To Help With Pea and Orchard Harvests

Nisqually Valley News

More then 2300 Mexican farm workers are scheduled to arrive in Washington this month to help with the summer’s harvest, reports Arthur F. Kulin, Extension Service farm labor supervisor at the State college of Washington.

“Although these Mexican nationals will help, the bulk of the harvesting must still be done by local folks, especially women, boys and girls, who do not ordinarily work on farms” Kulin said.

One trainload of 350 Mexicans were to work in Columbia, Garfield, Skagit and Snohomish count pea harvests, and to help with orchard jobs in Okanogan county, Other trainloads are scheduled to arrive regularly until the entire 2300 are located on Washington state farm jobs.

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