PIKEVILLE, Ky. (March 18, 2013) – If you dig it, they will come.
Bob Scott, a South Williamson businessman and newest member of the Pike County Tourism Commission who lives on the Randolph McCoy property in Hardy, recently allowed the National Geographic Channel show “Diggers” to scour his land for feud artifacts. Several bullets and a chunk of the burnt cabin were some of the items uncovered in the dig.
Interest in the famous Hatfield-McCoy Feud continues to grow and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
At a recent meeting of the Pike County Fiscal Court, magistrates Hilman Dotson and Chris Harris, who represent the districts where the feud took place, touted more digs at feud sites to uncover relics.
Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford sent a letter to Robert Griffin, chair of the Kentucky Heritage Council, urging him to conduct more digs in the county.
“We are witnessing a revival in public interest in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud,” Rutherford wrote in the letter. “It would be a benefit to everyone involved for more archaeological studies to be performed at feud sites so the generations to come can appreciate our area’s history as well.”