West Virginia

Underground Railroad to Freedom

The Underground Railroad exemplifies the resilience of the human spirit in the face of injustice. In the 19th century, this underground system provided crucial support for African Americans fighting to escape slavery. Slaves on the run were helped by a web of sympathizers and hiding places to make their way to the northern states and Canada.

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Hatfields and McCoys Feud

Hatfields and McCoys Feud Along the boundary between Kentucky and West Virginia in the late 19th century, a bloody family feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys played out, becoming the stuff of legend. Several generations and many lives were lost in the bloody war between the McCoy and Hatfield families, headed by Randolph “Randall”

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