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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit an island off the coast of Northwestern Washington where the killing of a British pig almost started a war between two of the world’s greatest military powers. One hundred years later, a local artist commemorated the Pig War with a one-woman show, a troupe of mannequins, and a taxidermied pig. Learn more about Steve Lyons’ play.

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