The History Files #53: The Pig War

37 mins - Published Wed, May 18, 2016 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

Ah, springtime, when a young man’s thoughts turn to dealing with wandering livestock…at least that’s the way it was on San Juan Island in June of 1859. Things didn’t go well for the marauding pig, and it almost led to an international incident between the US and Britain. Join us as we take a look at the Pig War. For a fairly accurate transcript of the main topic of this episode, and for possible bonus content, be sure to visit Gordon’s blog.

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