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| Merchant: Walmart US A cow did not start the Chicago fire, but a pig was the catalyst for the most famous family feud n history! A dozen years and twelve lives later, the Hatfields and McCoys called an end to their fight, and their story became a part of folklore. "Family Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys" journeys to the Appalachian border of Kentucky and West Virginia to tell the whole story. There is more to it than most realize: millions of dollars worth of timber and coal rich land were at stake, the courts were involved and once the national press got wind of what was happening, the backwoods folk found that their fight was being followed nationwide. Drawing on contemporary coverage, testimony from descendants of both families and expert commentary, "History's Mysteries" separates fact from fiction in the captivating saga of the Hatfields and McCoys. Their fight wasn't actually much worse than many others that raged in 19th century America-but it got more press.