On June 15-16, 2018, the town of Matewan, WV, hosted the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival. Matewan Depot hosted us for a book event. THANK YOU, Matewan Depot!
Matewan Depot is a must-see destination! NOTE: For more information about the town and depot, please follow this link: http://www.historicmatewan.com/
Here is a photo of our revamped Lincoln County Feud display at the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival. Green McCoy, a Pike County (Ky.) McCoy, participated in the Lincoln feud; Bob Hatfield, son of Anse, married Louisa Mullins, a Lincoln feudist. 15 June 2018.
Green McCoy’s great-niece Lisha Breeding made my day when she visited the Lincoln County Feud exhibit. 16 June 2018. Photo by Mom.
We met nice people and sold copies of the book at the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival. All proceeds were donated to the depot, which I greatly SUPPORT — it’s a significant asset that promotes regional history and tourism. 16 June 2018. Photo by Randy Marcum.
The Matewan Depot features a free museum. The museum offers historical items related to town history, the Hatfield-McCoy Feud, the Norfolk & Southern Railroad, and the Mine Wars. 15 June 2018.
Sid Hatfield gun with accompanying documentation. 15 June 2018.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History showcased a Hatfield-McCoy exhibit at the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival. 16 June 2018.
Some of the many artifacts located inside of the Matewan Depot. 16 June 2018.
The depot features a worthy selection of books and other items related to regional history and culture. This photo shows a sample of books: t-shirts, stickers, videos, art, and many other items can also be found here. If you visit, be sure to take a peak at my book, “Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy.” May 2018.
Hi, I read your blog and noticed you quoted George T Swain on Hatfield-McCoy Fued. I am looking for his book on fued. Have looked everywhere but can’t locate a copy. I am George Swain’s great grandson and would really like to have a copy for myself. You have any suggestions? Thanks
My phone number is 5405881641 or email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for any help
Brandon Ray Kirk said:
Hi, James. It’s really great to hear from you. G.T. Swain is a personal favorite: his history of Logan County remains unsurpassed nearly 100 years later. If you don’t mind, I’ll call you this week. It will be a real honor to hear your voice.
Hi Brandon, yes any information on George Swain would be helpful. I have been doing some ancestry research and I was mistaken, George Swain was my Great Great Uncle. He was my mom’s great uncle. Ancestry research gets confusing of who are what. Anyways, would be glad to talk.