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Near Ferrelview in Platte County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins

 
 
Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian L, April 12, 2013
1. Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins Marker
Inscription. In 1931 Emmett Breen built Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins west of here.
On July 19, 1933, Platte County Sheriff Holt Coffey led a coalition of lawmen from the Platte County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Highway Patrol and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in an attempt to capture fugitives

Bonnie And Clyde

Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Buck Barrow, Blanche Barrow and W.D. Jones had rented the two cabins. Thirteen lawmen surrounded them but the gang shot their way out and escaped. Buck Barrow was mortally wounded and Blanche's eyes were injured. Sheriff Coffey and two locals were also wounded.

In Tribute to the Lawmen
 
Erected by Platte County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 18.744′ N, 94° 40.96′ W. Marker is near Ferrelview, Missouri, in Platte County. Marker is at the intersection of N Ambassador Drive and Cookingham Drive, on the left when traveling east on N Ambassador Drive. Click for map. From Interstate 29, head east on Cookingham Drive. At first stoplight (intersection of Cookingham Drive & NW Ambassador Drive) turn left (north) onto NW Ambassador Drive. WireCo WorldGroup headquarters will be on the left. Take the first main entrance into
Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 30, 2014
2. Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins Marker
the parking lot. Take your first left into the rows of parking spaces. Go all the way to the back and it will be in the corner, on a bricked portion of the parking lot, next to a tree, in front of a pond. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12200 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO, Kansas City MO 64163, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Satchel Paige (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Stockyards (approx. 0.7 miles away); Heart of the Nation (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Fountains (approx. 0.7 miles away); KC Art Deco (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shoe Parties (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sweet Tooth (approx. 0.8 miles away); One of KC's Oldest (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
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Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 30, 2014
3. Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins Marker
Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins image. Click for full size.
By Brian L, April 12, 2013
4. Former Site of Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins
West of the marker, on the other side of the WireCo WorldGroup building, this is the approximate site of where the Red Crown Tavern and Tourist Cabins once stood, and where the shoot out happened.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian L of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Brian L of Kansas City, Missouri.   2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Brian L of Kansas City, Missouri. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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