Near Gibsland in Bienville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
were killed by
law enforcement officials
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. Touch 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
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 Century • Notable Events •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2013, by Marvin Seibert of Ketchikan, Alaska. This page has been viewed 1,697 times since then and 56 times this year. This page 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.