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Friday, May 23, 2014

Bonnie and Clyde Anniversary

Not motorcycle related.

Today, May 23, marks the anniversary of the ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, that resulted in the death of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1934.

After a two year crime spree, from 1932 to 1934, Bonnie and Clyde met their deaths at the hands of four Texas officers (Frank Hamer, B.M. "Manny" Gault, Bob Alcorn, and Ted Hinton) and two Louisiana officers (Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley) led by Texas Ranger Captain Frank Hamer in an ambush set up outside Gibsland in rural Bienville Parish on May 23rd, 1934.  Today, the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, in Gibsland, is still run by L.J. "Boots" Hinton, Ted Hinton's son.

The photo is one of a series found in an undeveloped roll left behind in their hideout in Joplin, Missouri, after a raid by police.

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