Dallas crime history: Deaths of Bonnie and Clyde, May 23, 1934

May 23, 2013

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, notorious bank-robbing outlaws from Oak Cliff, Texas, ran into a police ambush and were shot to death on May 23, 1934, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Bonnie and Clyde in 1933 - Wikimedia

Bonnie and Clyde in 1933, about a year before their deaths – Wikimedia image

Though they wished to be buried together, her family protested. They are buried in separate cemeteries in Dallas. Bonnie is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery off of Webb Chapel Road in Dallas (do not confuse with the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis). Clyde is buried in the Western Heights Cemetery off of Fort Worth Boulevard, in Oak Cliff (now a part of Dallas).

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US Department of Justice, Division of Investigation identification order for Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Image via Wikipedia

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“Posse members suffered deafness for hours after unleashing the thunderous fusillade” Wikipedia image

English: Photo of the grave of Clyde Barrow

The grave of Clyde Barrow – Wikipedia image

English: Photo of the grave of Bonnie Parker

The grave of Bonnie Parker – Wikipedia image

You should recall Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in their movie turn as Bonnie and Clyde.  But Serge Gainsborough and Brigitte Bardot, in French?  From 1968:


Dallas history: Deaths of Bonnie and Clyde, May 23, 1934

May 23, 2011

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, notorious bank-robbing outlaws from Oak Cliff, Texas, ran into a police ambush and were shot to death on May 23, 1934, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

Bonnie and Clyde in 1933 - Wikimedia

Bonnie and Clyde in 1933, about a year before their deaths - Wikimedia image

Though they wished to be buried together, her family protested. They are buried in separate cemeteries in Dallas. Bonnie is buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery off of Webb Chapel Road. Clyde is buried in the Western Heights Cemetery off of Fort Worth Boulevard, in Oak Cliff.

Borrowed with express permission from a Wayback Machine.


Weird history sites in Fort Worth, Texas

July 16, 2008

The Fort Worth Star Telegram lists five sites for Texans vacationing close to home to visit, to promote their knowledge of local history.

Of course, out-of-towners might want to see the sights, too:

  • A Prohibition-era, underground casino to the stars – Top O’ the Hill Terrace, in Arlington (now a Baptist college)
  • A sign in Mineral Wells reputed to be the inspiration for the Hollywood sign in California — though it’s probably not
  • The graves of the infamous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde, made famous by the 1967 movie of the bandits starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, directed by Arthur Penn
  • A photography studio in Fort Worth where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had their picture taken, with the Hole in the Wall Gang — made famous in George Roy Hill’s movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford (with the brilliant script by William Goldman)

    2nd longest burning light bulb, Fort Worth, Texas, Stockyards Museum

    World’s 2nd longest burning light bulb, Fort Worth, Texas, Stockyards Museum

  • The world’s second-longest burning light bulb, still going after more than a century, at the Stockyards Museum (take that you CFLs!)

Texas history teachers might want to note these sites — field trips! Extra credit! (The entire article is preserved below the fold, in the event of the folding of McClatchy Newspapers, or the paper’s deleting the story from their archives.)

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