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Bonnie and Clyde killed in police ambush - 1934

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, La.

From a local newspaper:

" Beer, which sells at 15 cents a bottle during normal times, was sold for 25 cents. Cigarettes went up to 20 cents a package and it was almost impossible to get a sandwich, two slices of bread and a small piece of ham, at any price.

Cars were parked so close together on the streets, when an ambulance from Dallas arrived to get the body of Clyde Barrow, the driver had to call upon the local police to find a parking place.

An amateur photographer who had taken pictures of the car, bodies, guns and officers who partecipated in the killings, was doing a land office business. Some out-of-town newspaper men who didn't have their own photographers, were paying $5 each for them."

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