Pig War (1859)

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Proposed boundaries: Blue: US proposal, red. British proposal, green: compromise

The Pig War was a border dispute in 1859 between the U.S and Great Britain over the San Juan Island on the U.S-British border. This island is occupied by both British and American citizens. In 1859, a pig owned by a British employee of Charles Griffin got onto the farm of an American farmer named Lyman Cutlar. The pig fed on Lyman's potatoes and this made him kill the pig.[1][2][3]

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  1. Johnson, Ben. "The Pig War of 1859". Historic UK. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  2. "The Pig War of 1859". Seabright Farm Cottages. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  3. "The Pig War". San Juan Island National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service). 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2018-04-10.