CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The feuding Hatfields are being featured in the spring edition of Goldenseal Magazine.
According to the magazine, state historian Randy Marcum has submitted a story for the issue, “Devil Anse Hatfield: Soldier, Farmer, Feudist, Movie Star?” Another feature, “The Hatfields, the McCoys and the Other Matewan Shoutout,” is also featured by F. Keith Davis, Logan County author and CEO of Woodland Press. Both accounts of the feudists will include vintage images, some of which have not been published before.
Additionally, the spring issue with include photographs from the 2015 Vandalia Gathering and humorous stories by the event’s best liars; banjo player Ben Carr; Fairmont’s last living slave; one man’s experience as a labor leader during the Battle of Blair Mountain; and West Virginians guarding the Texas border from Pancho Villa 100 years ago.
The new edition will soon be available locally at Aracoma Drug, and at other vendor locations: Books-A-Million, Tamarack, Barnes & Noble, Taylor Books, and at better retailers across the Mountain State.
Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life, is produced by the Division of Culture and History and takes its stories from the recollections of West Virginians living throughout the state. Oral history fieldwork and documentary photography result in four issues per year with articles on subjects such as labor history, folklore, music, farming, religion, traditional crafts, food, and politics.