Terror of the Tug

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Terror of the Tug
Written by Jean Battlo
Date premiered 2000
Place premiered McDowell County, West Virginia
Genre Historical drama

Terror of the Tug is a play written by Jean Battlo and based on events in the life of Police Chief Sid Hatfield just after the Matewan Massacre, a notable event in the history of West Virginia and the history of labor relations in the United States.[1]

The events in the play Terror of the Tug took place after the historical events depicted in the 1987 movie Matewan. (The Tug of the title is the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River that flows through the coal-mining region of West Virginia and Kentucky.)


  1. ^ "Jean Battlo" at "West Virginia Authors", West Virginia Wesleyan College website.

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