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Here is a list of locations associated with Bonnie and Clyde and the rest of the Barrow Gang.

the barrow’s gas station

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Henry and Cumie Barrow (parents of Clyde and Buck Barrow) owned and operated this location when it was a Star Service Station. The address at the time was 1620 Eagle Ford Road.

Clyde and Buck Barrow spent time living in the home attached to the station. Currently, the building is vacant.

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bonnie and clyde’s hideout

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For twelve days in 1933, neighbors witnessed suspicious activity at this apartment above the two-car garage on the corner of 34th St and Oak Ridge Drive in Joplin, MO. The Barrow Gang (Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, brother Buck Barrow and his wife, Blanche Barrow) played cards and drank here between robberies in Missouri and the surrounding states. Clyde accidentally set off his Browning automatic rifle here while cleaning.

On April 13, 1933, a group of five law enforcement officers surrounded the building, thinking they were about to break up a bootlegging ring. Bonnie and Clyde and the Barrow Gang shot their way out, killing two officers.

Behind they left most of their possessions, including an undeveloped roll of film that produced the iconic cigar-smoking Bonnie photos.

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first state bank

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Bonnie and Clyde (and The Barrow Gang) robbed the Okabena Bank on May 19, 1933. Gunfire was exchanged, but they escaped with $2500.

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bonnie and clyde ambushed here

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The 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde shocked the world when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway died in slow-motion as a hail of bullets riddled their bodies.

The real outlaws, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, were ambushed at this intersection by a possee of lawmen at 9:15 am on May 23, 1934. The possee had specially ordered Browning Automatic Rifles with armor piercing rounds for the occasion.

The outlaw couple had approximately 130 rounds shot at them, with various accounts stating that they were each hit with between 25-50 bullets.

At this location is a marker dedicated to the event that has been badly damaged by souvenir hunters.

"Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footsteps..."

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clyde barrow’s grave

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After Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down in Bienville Parish, Louisiana by lawman Frank Hamer's possee, Clyde Barrow was laid to rest in Western Heights Cemetery on May 25th, 1934. He was 25 years old.

Clyde was buried next to his brother, Marvin "Buck" Barrow, and the two of them share a tombstone engraved with the epitaph:
"Gone but not forgotten."

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