'Hillbilly' stereotype sparked by famous feud

“Devil Anse” Hatfield and “Ole Ran’l” McCoy were celebrities in their day.
Around 300 miles from Graham County, over 150 years ago, a Union Civil War veteran was murdered, triggering a family feud that “yellow journalists” would use to define an entire region and all of its…

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