Episode 14 - Captain George E Pickett
Added: Jan 08 2013
Frontier FightersBreathtaking moments in the heroic lives of men who dared and won, men who fought and triumphed in their fight for the West. Long remembered will be the names of Lyman A Cutler and Captain George E Pickett whose plot kept the stars and stripes flying over San Juan Island when danger threatened the sovereign rights of the United States.
In the summer of 1859 among those who dwelled on San Juan Island was one Lyman A Cutler, an American farmer. He planted some potatoes from which he hoped to realise a good profit. Charles A Griffin, representative of Hudson’s Bay Company had a pig who developed an appetite for Cutler’s potatoes...