"You talk in Fullerton and you hear about the citrus orchard grower himself, but they (longtime Fullerton residents) don't talk very much about the Mexican labor. It's as if somehow or other the orchards got fumigated; and they suddenly had fruit ripening; and they were irrigated somehow or other; and the fruit was picked; but the Mexican labor--it just isn't discussed.
--Interviewer B.E. Schmidt, during a 1968 oral history on file at the Center for Oral and Public History at Cal State Fullerton. Schmidt was asking a Fullerton old-timer about Mexican labor in the city, and why the Mexican side was never discussed or acknowledge; the old-timer wouldn't respond.
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