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New cable show to feature historic finds at Randall McCoy home

Dec. 31, 2012 @ 02:48 PM

New Year’s Day has been tied to the Hatfields and McCoys feud since 1888 — the year of the New’s Year’s Day showdown between the families and massacre at the home of Randall McCoy.

In the 125th anniversary year of the event, the new National Geographic show, “Diggers,” will present new discoveries at the McCoy home detailing the McCoy homestead discovery at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The “Diggers” series premieres at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
The Jan. 29 episode was shot at the home of Randall McCoy, the patriarch of the famed McCoy family, and the site of the deadly 1888 New Year’s Day showdown between the Hatfields and the McCoys, and 125-year-old artifacts from that feud have been uncovered in rural Kentucky.

For tons of historical photographs, stories and behind the scene photos from the shooting of the Hatfields and McCoys miniseries and documentary, go online at http://www.herald-dispatch.com/specialsections/hatfieldsandmccoys