Saturday, May 24, 2008

No Smoking Gun Here

San Juan Historical Museum Postcard

Now that Eurovision Song Contest is over we can resume the history of the Island and get back to serious subject matter like, just what kind of gun did Lyman Cutlar use to shoot the Pig that started the Pig War? According to the Postcard above, a postcard that I picked up at the San Juan Historical Museum recently, this is the shotgun that dispatched the swine in question. But not so fast. My historian friend Mike Vouri* claims there is no conclusive evidence to suggest such a thing and besides, Cutlar may have owned pistols as well.

*Vouri is author of Standoff at Griffin Bay: The Pig War

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