Sixty descendents of the Hatfield and McCoy families, who waged Appalachia’s most famous feud, have signed a truce. At least a dozen people from both families were killed in over 100 years of fighting.
The whole thing started with an argument over a pig, and got worse during a battle over timber rights in the 1870s. The truce was the idea of Reo Hatfield of Waynesboro, VA. He says, “We’re not saying you don’t have to fight because sometimes you do have to fight. But you don’t have to fight forever.”