Near Gibsland in Bienville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
were killed by
law enforcement officials
Erected by Bienville Parish Police Jury.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is May 23, 1934.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gibsland LA 71028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow Ambush Site (here, next to this marker); Sparta (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ma Canfield's Cafe (approx. 7˝ miles away); Homeplace of Baylus Benjamin (B.B.) McKinney (approx. 9.1 miles away); Driskill Mountain (approx. 11.7 miles away); Driskill Mountain - 535 Feet (approx. 11.7 miles away); W.R. Shadow Home (approx. 12.3 miles away); Citizens Bank & Trust Company (approx. 16˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gibsland.
Also see . . . Bonnie & Clyde - Wikipedia
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 (Submitted on July 22, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Gangsters
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. This page has been viewed 2,968 times since then and 309 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week May 22, 2016. Photos: 1. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. 2. submitted on July 23, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. 3. submitted on May 21, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.