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#TheHistoryProject - Sid Hatfield & The Matewan Massacre: Part 6 - The West Virginia Mine Wars


​The name "Hatfield" automatically conjures up an image for West Virginia but the family had more than one story. Sid Hatfield was the Chief of Police of Matewan when the crisis of the mine company's usage of the Baldwin-Felts Detectives was reaching its apex. He and the town's mayor, Cabell Testerman, would challenge the status quo and forever change the course of how the powerbrokers operate.

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