First Flight - The world changed at 10:35 AM, on December 17, 1903 on the north side of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It was at that moment that the Wright Brother’s "Wright Flyer", with Orville Wright at the controls, lifted off in sustained, controlled flight.
This an undated file photo of William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield, the patriarch of the Hatfield clan. The family was part of the most infamous feud in American folklore, a long-running battle with the McCoys.
Joe D. Hatfield holds up the shirt worn by his uncle Ellison on the day he was killed by three McCoys. There are 26 knife holes in it. The three McCoys were killed the same day; one of them, Little Randall, 15, was told to beg for his life but replied, "Go to hell," and was shot.
The Hatfield–McCoy feud (1882–1888) involved two families of the West Virginia–Kentucky back country along the Tug Fork, off the Big Sandy River. The Hatfields of West Virginia were led by William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield while the McCoys of Kentucky were under the leadership of Randolph "Ole Ran'l" McCoy. Those involved in the feud descended from Ephraim Hatfield (born c. 1765) and William McCoy (born c. 1750).
Today we feature a picture of Will Roberts. He was a train robber in the late 1800's and went by the name "Dixon". I believe that he might have rode with Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, but I am not for sure that this is the same Will Roberts. This photograph was distributed to Pinkerton Agents who were searching for the outlaw.