Friday, May 22, 2009

Bonnie and Clyde Days in Gibsland

Tomorrow marks the day, 75 years ago, that Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed on a rural highway in Bienville Parish by 4 Texas Rangers, the Sheriff of Bienville Parish and a Deputy.
This weekend you can drive over to Gibsland for Bonnie and Clyde Days. Who knows, you might run into a Barrow, Methvin or a Hamer.
Check out the video below, it has footage of the car that was taken right after the shooting.
Although some have romanticized the pair, we need to remember that they killed 14 people, most of them law enforcement officers.

I thought it would be interesting to find out if any notable people were born on that day. Found one - Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesiser. Go figure.


  1. Henry Methvin was the brother of my Great-Grandfather on my mother's side. I guess that would make him my great-great-uncle.

  2. From what I undertand there are quite a few relatives still around. That is an interesting piece of history. Thanks for commenting.


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