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“Side Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of English Camp

English Camp
National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Minden, Nevada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Side Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We learned more about the "pig" war, when the English and American troops on San Juan Island nearly went to war over the killing of a pig. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed and blood shed was avoided. The argument was arbitrated by a German General San Juan Island was given to the United States!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Hopewell, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Learn about the Pig War!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Beautiful setting and excellent visitors center - Not to mention a view of nesting ospreys! Forgotten piece of history that turned out well for the US!

Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very cool spot, worth a quick visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A few buildings are preserved although nothing was open on the day we went. You can still see the small, formal garden and walk around the property. It's easy to imagine what kind of life they must have had here. It's worth a walk up the hill to the cemetery and the top of Young Mountain for some great views.

Visited September 2013
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Carlin, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We really enjoyed visiting the English camp and walking all the trails. A lot to see and a nice interpretive center. A beautiful place to spend a couple of hours.

Visited August 2013
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is one of my favorite places to go for a walk. It is well protected from the wind and the various trails range from an easy stroll to a vigorous hike. The old buildings are well preserved and look beautiful overlooking the bay. Go here for a nice walk and then drive just a few miles up the road to Roche Harbor for lunch. It makes for a great day.

Visited September 2013
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