Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Canada & The United States Borders: 5 Minute Explanation

Just a fun bit on the United States-Canada border. Point Roberts in Washington State gets a quick mention, but the difficult resolution of the border that put the San Juan Islands in the United States was left off borderlines-and-oregon-country-Whatcom.

One might think letting Canada have Point Roberts would have been a sensible thing; however, Point Roberts happens to be a very rich salmon fishing area and was identified as such long before Euro/American settlement. The Point developed a robust and profitable American fishing industry that still is important.

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