Mexican Workers Sought to Fill California’s Farm Labor Shortage

June 15, 1942, Comics

June 15, 1942:  The Japanese who operated farms have been evacuated to internment camps, many farm workers have taken defense jobs and still more have been drafted.

So to get farm labor, California turns to …  guess where: Mexico!

Times artist Charles Owens has a terrific war map of the Middle East.

And the Navy Relief Society makes a Father’s Day pitch for donations.

Jne 15, 1942, Mexican Labor

June 15, 1942, War Map

June 15, 1942, Navy Relief

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About lmharnisch

I work at the Los Angeles Times
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One Response to Mexican Workers Sought to Fill California’s Farm Labor Shortage

  1. Wayne Selover says:

    Great map, I just wish we could see the details. Is there any way to provide a link to a higher definition version?

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