14 June 2003
And they didn't need a road map
After 125 years, apparently it's over.
Today in Pikeville, Kentucky, descendants of the Hatfield and McCoy families signed a truce, ending the feud that is believed to have started in 1878 when Randolph McCoy accused Floyd Hatfield of stealing a pig.
Actual warfare between the families has been sparse in recent years; in fact, in 2000, the Reunion Festival was established as a means of drawing the feuding families together (and, not incidentally, to draw some tourism dollars to the Tug Valley). Still, there had never been a formal end to hostilities until today.
So far, no response from Korea, where the war between North and South now moves into first place on the Formally Unresolved Conflict charts.
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I had not had a reason to report on the Hatfields and the McCoys since the two I did in April, but it seems they are a news item again. They have signed a truce:Descendants of the Hatfield and McCoy......[read more]