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Bonnie & Clyde Ambush/Death Site Memorial

Gibsland, Louisiana 71028 USA

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“Maybe they never left...”

The site of Louisiana law enforcement's ambush on Bonnie & Clyde. On May 23, 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gunned down in broad daylight by four Texas officers, including Frank Hamer, who had been on the couple's trail for months. The officers fired over 130 rounds into Clyde's stolen Ford V8. The first shot caught Clyde in the head. The next 129 were directed at his corpse and a screaming parker. The posse suffered temporary deafness from the amount of firing that morning. The original marker at this site honored Bonnie & Clyde, and was often defaced by teenaged lovers and graffiti artists of all stripes. Recently, it was replaced with a "more vandalism-proof" monument which also shifted the focus of the memorial to the posse, rather than the murdered couple. This monument has already been spray painted. Even though the bullet-ridden car was dragged into town and their bodies were removed, legend has it that the outlaws never left the site. Pictures taken here sometimes come out with ghostly figures.

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Reviewed by
kristeven

  • 7 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
October 18, 2013

Totally lame. In a diner, and very few REAL artifacts. The car isn't even the right color. Not worth the stop unless you need something to eat.

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Reviewed by
geraldinmon

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
March 25, 2020

It was very historic and informative
Bonnie and Clyde have always been
An interest I have even gone to the trouble to view their graves

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Reviewed by
larryray

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 10, 2019

Lol havent been but anybody that really knows this story this history knows how the law helped shape clyde future amd knows clyde never killed are shot unless was in return was set up by his partner dad and gunned down by four texas cowards they never had a chance and by law all four would be charged for murder frank hammer aka coward

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Reviewed by
christiannetaylor

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January 05, 2019
Rated 3.0

I wouldn’t make it the highlight of my trip but it was an exciting little, off the beaten path, excursion.

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Reviewed by
susanpyles

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
January 04, 2019

Go to the courthouse in Arcadia. There are multiple newspaper articles and pictures of the event. The corpses were taken to Arcadia to a Funeral Home there and put on display for the public to see.

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Reviewed by
djendrycki

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  • 0 Helpful
May 23, 2018

The previous reviewer is referring to the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland, very near the ambush site. The museum is located in the the same building that was once Ma Canfield's Diner, where Bonnie and Clyde bought their last lunch. It was a take out order of several sandwiches. They never got to finish them because minutes later they drove into the death trap.

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Reviewed by
evyt82

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
October 03, 2016
Rated 3.0

This is a memorial an the side of the road next to a memorial for those who took them down. The past review must be talking about some other place because there's anything else here.

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Bonnie & Clyde Ambush/Death Site Memorial

Gibsland, Louisiana
71028 USA

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