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Pike County digging up Hatfield-McCoy artifacts

Mar. 19, 2013 @ 06:25 AM

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Pike County are welcoming archaeologists who have an interest in digging at sites connected to the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

A statement from Pike Judge Executive Wayne Rutherford says a local land owner who lives on a property in Hardy recently invited the National Geographic Channel to scour his land for artifacts. They explored a piece of property once owned by Randolph McCoy.

A crew from the show “Diggers” found bullets and a piece of the burned cabin while digging on the property.

Rutherford says interest in the famous Hatfield-McCoy Feud continues to grow. He recently sent a letter to the Kentucky Heritage Council, urging it to conduct more digs in the county. He says the county is seeing a “revival in public interest in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud.”



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