Posted by: Ed Darrell | May 23, 2011

Local history: Bonnie and Clyde shot to death in Louisiana, May 23, 1934

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, notorious bank-robbing outlaws from Oak Cliff, Texas, ran into a police ambush and were shot to death on May 23, 1934, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Bonnie and Clyde in 1933 - Wikimedia

Bonnie and Clyde in 1933, about a year before their deaths - Wikimedia image

Though they wished to be buried together, her family protested.  They are buried in separate cemeteries in Dallas.  Bonnie is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery off of Webb Chapel Road.  Clyde is buried in the Western Heights Cemetery off of Fort Worth Boulevard, in Oak Cliff.

If we regarded today as “Bonnie and Clyde Day,” how would we commemorate it?  Perhaps with “Crime Does Not Pay” assemblies?

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  1. lived in oak cliff ]for awhile and left to ascape the cops into louisiana territory and were shot to death, reason why was they were against the government and robbed banks with i think 13 murders.

  2. […] Borrowed originally with express permission from a Wayback Machine; expanded and edited here. […]

  3. […] Borrowed originally with express permission from a Wayback Machine; expanded and edited here. […]

  4. Reblogged this on Time Will Tell and commented:
    If you want to read a great book about Bonnie and Clyde, try “Go Down Together” by Jeff Guinn.


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