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Hatfield-McCoy conflict re-enacted at farm museum

Herald-Dispatch photo by Bishop Nash Hatfield clan reenactors show off their weaponry after a succesful "raid" against local law enforcement as Heritage Farm Museum & Village hosted its annual Hatfield-McCoy Reunion as part of its Way Back Weekend series Saturday, August 1, 2015, in Huntington.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Bishop Nash
Hatfield clan reenactors show off their weaponry after a succesful “raid” against local law enforcement as Heritage Farm Museum & Village hosted its annual Hatfield-McCoy Reunion as part of its Way Back Weekend series Saturday, August 1, 2015, in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — One of the most famous family feuds in U.S. history heated up in the dog days of summer Saturday during the Way Back Weekend celebration at Heritage Farm Museum & Village.

The history of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys was retraced at the farm outside of Huntington’s Harveytown neighborhood, where the activity surrounding the feud continued to grow.

Among the farm’s main attractions of local artisans and musicians was the West Virginia Humanities Council traveling exhibit, “The Hatfields and McCoys: American Blood Feud,” visits from authors Brandon Kirk and Keith Davis, character speeches presented by performers from Pike County, Kentucky, and Mingo County, West Virginia, and a program hosted by Bill Richardson, a West Virginia University extension agent and a Hatfield-McCoy expert who appeared on an episode of “American Pickers.”

It was a day to explore the country’s history vicariously through the Hatfields and McCoys…

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