Footnotes on Bonnie and Clyde

EOGN May 6, 2009 post about Bonnie and Clyde:

The following was written by Footnote:

Notorious gangsters, Bonnie and Clyde, ignited the citizens of the United States during their two-year crime spree. The public idolized their Robin Hood attitude during the Great Depression and watched with great interest while Bonnie and Clyde traveled around the country robbing and killing.

After burglarizing dozens of banks and stores, as well as killing over twelve people, including nine police officers, the police eventually caught up to the duo in Louisiana. On May 23, 1934, near Bienville Parish, Louisiana, Bonnie and Clyde were killed in an ambush. The police riddled their car with over one hundred rounds, killing both inside. Their death ended the famous crime spree, but immortalized this famous couple in America’s memory. Bonnie and Clyde symbolized tragic love, rebellious youth, and the problems of an entire generation trying to get ahead in the desperate age of the Great Depression.

Bonnie and Clyde Footnote Page – Click Here

Newspaper Article Reporting their Death – Click Here

Photo of Bonnie and Clyde – Click Here

The Algerine has more about Bonnie and Clyde in the No. 15 issue available for $3.00.

Last year, I blogged a newspaper article by Floyd Largent who wrote a two part series on  Bonnie and Clyde complete with tombstone photos.

LSU Special Collections has more information on audio tape about Bonnie and Clyde, too, listed in their index of “finding aids” to special collections.

Karen Burney has even blogged Bonnie and Clyde: Bonnie and Clyde’s Louisiana connection


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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