Awesome Historical Orange County-Needs-Cheap-Mexican-Labor Quote of the Week!
--J.A. Prizer, manager of the Placentia Orange Growers Association, in a prepared statement given to Congress in 1928, during hearings in which Orange County citrus growers were arguing for more Mexican workers. Eight years later, during the 1936 Citrus War, Prizer would tell local newspapers that the growers didn't need Mexican workers anymore. "We are finding that the American boys and men can pick oranges as well as their fathers did some 30 years ago and as well as any other pickers we have had in recent years," he would say then. A month later, the strike was over, as OC's citrus crop was rotting on the tree.
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