Submitted by San Juan Island National Historical Park
Editor’s note: These events have been suspended as of July 15 when a demonstration caused a wildfire.
Watch replica infantry soldiers perform weapon demonstrations, every hour, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, through Aug. 25 at English and American Camps on San Juan Island.
While the local Pig War of 1859 never included a life lost to war, it does not mean that soldiers did not use the weapons issued to them. In times of celebration, commemoration and drill, these tools saw significant use.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/sajh.