“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Westminster in Adams County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Ma Barker's Gang


— [Lloyd William Barker] —

Ma Barker Gang Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marvin Seibert, October 19, 2013
1. Ma Barker Gang Marker
Inscription.  Ma Barker's infamous son, Lloyd "Red" Barker traded in a life of crime for a life in Westminster in the 1940s. Lloyd grew up as part of the Barker Gang, described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as "the toughest gang of hoodlums the FBI has ever been called upon to eliminate." Lloyd served a 25-year prison sentence, then left his criminal past behind in 1938. After serving honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II, Lloyd moved to Westminster and worked at a bar and grill in Denver. He was shot and killed by his wife in their Westminster home on March 18, 1949.
Erected 2002 by City of Westminster Historical Marker Program Capital Improvement Project. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1907.
Location. 39° 49.748′ N, 105° 2.327′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Colorado, in Adams County. Marker is on West 73rd Avenue, 0.3 miles west of Lowell Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Located on the side walk of a small
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park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3875 West 73rd Avenue, Westminster CO 80030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WFD Volunteers 1934 - 2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Was Discovered (approx. 3.1 miles away); Elitch Theatre (approx. 4.2 miles away); Theatre Alumni (approx. 4.2 miles away); Roger W. Woodbury Branch - Denver Public Library (approx. 4.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 4.7 miles away); Platte River Trail (approx. 5 miles away); Manhattan Beach (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then and 162 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 20, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 25, 2023