Ky., W.Va. team up on Hatfield McCoy treasure hunting trail
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) – 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 miniseries this 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 family patriarchs, Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy.
Geo Trail: http://www.hatfieldmccoygeotrail.com/
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