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Ky., W.Va. team up on Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. -- The home of a historic Appalachian feud has a new tourist attraction -- the Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail.

Geocaching is a modern-day version of treasure hunting and a global pastime.

The trail is a partnership between the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce, in Williamson, and Tour Pike County, in Pikeville, Ky. It opened last month with a special event for 518 visitors from 18 states.

There are 15 caches in Mingo, Logan and Pike counties, each in historic locations linked to the families who were featured in a History channel miniseries last spring.

Hunters can get a passport and collect special stamps at each cache. Anyone who finds them all takes home a collectible coin featuring the feuding family patriarchs, Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy.


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