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blueridgeTiger
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Granbury, TX
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This Day in History - that sure ruined a perfectly good '34 Ford V-8

May 23, 1934 - Bonnie and Clyde killed in ambush.





They used to take this car around the state (and maybe beyond) on a flat-bed truck to show to impressionable children that crime doesn't pay. I remember seeing this exhibit one Saturday afternoon coming out of the movie theater in Bogalusa in the mid-1950s.


Bottom9
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I remember seeing this exhibit one Saturday afternoon coming out of the movie theater in Bogalusa in the mid-1950s


Damn my baw, you are old af


LATECHgradLSUfan
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Minden, LA
Member since Sep 2007
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There is a road marker where this happened about a 20 minute drive from my house.. Still the middle of no where too where this went down even today.
This post was edited on 5/23 at 10:34 am


MorbidTheClown
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question: how many bullets did they fire?

Answer: All of them.


Telecaster
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Just a little ways from beautiful downtown Arcadia.


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LATECHgradLSUfan
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question: how many bullets did they fire?

Answer: All of them.


“The officers fired about 130 rounds, emptying their weapons into the car. Actual film footage taken by one of the deputies immediately after the ambush show 112 bullet holes in the vehicle, of which around one quarter struck the couple. The official coroner's report by parish coroner Dr. J. L. Wade listed seventeen entrance wounds on Clyde Barrow's body and twenty-six on that of Bonnie Parker, including several headshots on each, and one that had snapped Barrow's spinal column.”


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OldHickory
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The car used to be on display at a casino in Primm, Nevada. Not sure if it’s still there.


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jbgleason
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Drove out to the marker several years ago. People drive out there and shoot the shite out of it so you can barely read the inscription. Apparently they keep the parts that flake off when they shoot it as it is all busted up but there is no debris on the ground.

I read an interview with one of the officers involved and he admitted they flat out ambushed the pair and never gave them a chance to surrender. That wouldn't fly these days. But, despite what you see in the movies, the pair were cold-blooded killers who didn't deserve a warning. They weren't going to surrender.


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PrecedentedTimes
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Damn my baw, you are old af


I think you’re right, OP has said in a previous thread that he’s in his eighties, IIRC.


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blueridgeTiger
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Damn my baw, you are old af


80


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WWII Collector
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Oh.. Just saw this... Good Job... Wish that I could delete threads I start.. oh well....


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