The following link is about the feud that occurred in our area. I am sure that most areas of the country had feuds at one time or another. The Hatfields and McCoys just got more attention.
The gang wars of today are no different than the feuds between farmers and ranchers of pioneer times. Usually over a trivial matter that gets blown out of proportion. We kind of had disagreement with neighbor over his dogs. I didn't particularly like them crapping in our garden and he didn't really see a problem with it. We are back on speaking terms now without shots being fired. My thought is---it don't take much to spark a fire when conditions are right.
I have said this before--go ahead and taken that wooden nickel. The wood is probably worth more than whatever is in the nickel.