Kentucky and West Virginia set to feud

Patrick Patterson - Richard Mackson | US Presswire
Patrick Patterson - Richard Mackson | US Presswire

Randolph ”Ole Ran’l” McCoy lived on the side of Tug Fork. William ”Devil Anse” Hatfield lived on the banks of the same river.  In the late 1800s, a stolen pig, a forbidden romance, a bootlegging operation, a timber fortune and crooked politics all led to the general distrust and hatred between the two families. It created the most famous feud in American history – the Hatfields and the McCoys. Over nearly a dozen years over a dozen people on both sides of the river were killed.

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