the footsteps of Bonnie & Clyde
visiting Indiana and seeing Dillinger's Death Pants, Spud had acquired
an odd fascination with the demise of famous gangsters of the 'public
enemy' era of the early 1930s. His research took him to Louisiana where
he visited the non-descript town of Gibsland - home of the Bonnie &
Clyde Ambush museum.
Parker & Clyde Barrow were the notorious robbers that terrorized
the central US during the Great Depression. Together the love struck
looters robbed everything from banks to gas stations and left numerous
police officers and civilians dead in the process.
brash, charismatic couple gained an almost cult like following for their
antics, especially in the wake of the collapsing economy due in large
part to the financial institutions and the public's resulting distrust
museum told the story of the couple and how they eventually met their
demise when they were ambushed by four Texas Officers that emptied their
entire arsenal of 130 shells into the outlaws, their car, and countless
innocent trees and bushes.
drove to the ambush site, marked by a beaten monument, at the top of
a lonely hill in the Bienville Parish just outside of Gibsland, hoping
to find one of the errant shell casings that he could sell on eBay to
help fund his travels. Sadly, no spent rounds could be found; only a
number of discarded cigarette butts and an empty dented can of Mr. Pibb.
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