CALIFORNIA: The Okies

CALIFORNIA The Okies

Around Salinas, Calif., the dark, rich soil is crossed with vivid green avenues of lettuce that stretch almost unbroken from one side of the valley to the other. On the south they end at the base of dry, rocky hills. On the north they end at the shining waters of Monterey Bay, where coves and inlets penetrate, unseen until a watcher is almost upon them, between the level cultivated fields. At the height of the season the 4,500 pickers who swarm over these fields, to take from them their average...

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