San Juan Island National Historical Park
San Juan Island National Historical Park is a rare place, full of cultural meaning and revealing of nature’s many sides. It was on San Juan Island—located between Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Washington State—where the British and American governments coolly refused to succumb to the pressures of war in a border dispute that was ignited over the shooting of a pig. Instead, they negotiated in peace and then maintained a 12-year joint military occupation until the question could be resolved diplomatically. The park was created in 1966 to celebrate the peaceful resolution of this conflict. MORE ON PARK HERE.