Near Gibsland in Bienville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Ambush Site
May 23, 1934 at 9:15 a.m.
The Infamous Outlaws
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
Met Their Demise At The Hands Of These
Dedicated Law Enforcement Officials
Lest we Forget These Brave And
Vigilant Conservators of the Peace
Front Left: Deputy Sheriff Robert ALCORN
Bienville Sheriff Henderson JORDAN and
Texas Ranger Captain Frank HAMER
Back Left: Deputy Sheriff Ted HINTON
Chief Deputy Prentis OAKLEY and
Texas Ranger B.M. GAULT
Original Marker Erected By:
Bienville Parish Police Jury
Erected By: Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce
Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Festival Committee
Erected by Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce, Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Festival Committee.
Location. 32° 26.476′ N, 93° 5.562′ W. Marker is near Gibsland, Louisiana, in Bienville Parish. Marker is on State Highway 154 3 miles south of State Highway 793, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (here, next to this marker); Academy Park (approx. 16.7 miles away); Minden Historic Residential District / Ms. Mona Miriam Robinson Monk (approx. 16.7 miles away); Davis - Green House (approx. 16.7 miles away).
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1. Bonnie and Clyde. The couple were shot by a posse of four Texas officers (Frank Hamer, B.M. "Manny" Gault, Bob Alcorn, and Ted Hinton) and two Louisiana officers (Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley). The posse was led by Hamer, who had begun tracking the pair. He studied the gang's movements and found they swung in a circle skirting the edges of five midwestern states, exploiting the "state line" rule that prevented officers from one jurisdiction from pursuing a fugitive into another. Barrow was a master of that pre-FBI rule but consistent in his movements, so the experienced Hamer charted his path and predicted where he would go. (Submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Rare images of the Bonnie and Clyde death scene. The full posse set up an ambush along Louisiana State Highway 154 just south of Gibsland, near Sailes. Hinton’s recount had the (Submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Bonnie and Clyde. Clyde Champion Barrow and his companion, Bonnie Parker, were shot to death by officers in an ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23, 1934, after one of the most colorful and spectacular manhunts the nation had seen up to that time. Barrow was suspected of numerous killings and was wanted for murder, robbery, and state charges of kidnapping. The FBI, then called the Bureau of Investigation, became interested in Barrow and his paramour late in December 1932. (Submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 156 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.