The San Juan Islands are comprised of over 170 islands and reefs which are located in the northwest corner of the United States between the mainland and Vancouver Island, Canada.

While researching the islands I came across a confrontation between the United States and Great Britain called the Pig War. The dispute was over the Canada-U.S. border in the San Juan Islands specifically between Vancouver Island and the mainland. I know what you’re wondering… why was it called the Pig War? That’s because the war was triggered after Lyman Cutler, a San Juan settler, shot two pigs belonging to a farm, that supported the Hudson’s Bay Company, which was a British company at the time.

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The Facts:
Other Party: Karmen M
Card Number: 0218
Average Color: 888B91
Date Sent: August 31, 2016
Date Received: Unavailable
Sender Location: San Juan Islands, WA
Receiver Location: Madison, WI
Distance Traveled: 1,652 Miles
Average Speed: Unavailable