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FeudingFightFridayThis family feud simmered quite awhile before it ended in the early 1900’s in eastern New Mexico, in an area now known as Quay County.  The feud began in east Texas during the Civil War when the two patriarchs of the Spikes and Gholson families crossed paths, or should I say just “crossed.”

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