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Near Gibsland in Bienville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker

 
 
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marvin Seibert, July 1, 2013
1. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Marker
Inscription.
This site May 23, 1934
Clyde Barrow
and
Bonnie Parker
were killed by
law enforcement officials

Erected by
Bienville Parish Police Jury

 
Erected by Bienville Parish Police Jury.
 
Location. 32° 26.475′ N, 93° 5.562′ W. Marker is near Gibsland, Louisiana, in Bienville Parish. Marker is on State Highway 154 8 miles south of Gibsland / I-20, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gibsland LA 71028, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Bonnie & Clyde - Wikipedia. Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were American criminals who traveled the central United States with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing and killing people. At times, the gang included Clyde's older brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche, Raymond Hamilton, W. D. Jones, Joe Palmer, Ralph Fults, and Henry Methvin. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "Public Enemy Era", between 1931 and 1935. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marvin Seibert
2. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker Marker
officers and several civilians. The couple were eventually ambushed and killed by law officers near the town of Sailes, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their reputation was revived and cemented in American pop folklore by Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, in which they were played by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

Even during their lifetimes, their depiction in the press was at considerable odds with the hardscrabble reality of their life on the road, especially for Bonnie Parker. She was present at a hundred or more felonies during the two years she was Barrow's companion, but she was not a machine gun-wielding killer as depicted in the newspapers, newsreels, and pulp detective magazines of that time. Gang member W. D. Jones later testified he could not recall ever having seen her shoot at a law officer. Bonnie's reputation as a cigar-smoking gun moll grew out of a playful snapshot police found at an abandoned hideout. It was released to the press and published nationwide. Parker did chain smoke Camel cigarettes, but she never smoked cigars. (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Gangsters
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Events
 
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker image. Click for full size.
Photo by one of the Barrow gang, circa 1933
3. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
Library of Congress Photo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Marvin Seibert of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This page has been viewed 1,468 times since then and 142 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1. submitted on , by Marvin Seibert of Colorado Springs, Colorado.   2. submitted on , by Marvin Seibert of Colorado Springs, Colorado.   3. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 1, 2016.
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