Bonnie and Clyde were arguably the most famous criminal roadtripping duo in history. With a string of robberies, 12 murders, and narrow escapes from the law, it's easy to see why this pair has captured our curiosity for nearly 80 years. Here's just a few of the places that have become part of the infamous legend.
Eastham was not Clyde's first stint in the slammer, but it was during his incarceration in 1930 that he committed his first murder. "Big Ed" Crowder, was beat to death by Barlow after repeatedly assaulting him. Desperate to get out of the heavy workload in the fields, Clyde cut off two of his toes with an axe, not realizing that his mother had successfully secured him an early parole. Clyde left the prison on February 2nd, 1932, hobbling out on crutches.
The final resting spot for Clyde Barlow, who was buried next to his brother Marvin on May 25th. The funeral for Clyde drew the attention of thousands of onlookers who came hoping to catch a glimpse of the infamous criminal's casket.
More than 20,000 people attended the funeral of Bonnie Parker at Fishtrap Cemetery. It wasn't until 1945 when Bonnie's body was moved to it's final resting spot at Crown Hill Cemetery in Dallas. It was her final wish to be buried along side her partner in crime, Clyde Barlow, but her family disregarded her wishes and brought her body back to her hometown.
A bit off the beaten path, a monument marking the spot of the final showdown between the duo and the police was erected. On May 23rd, 1934 the pair were gunned in their stolen Ford Deluxe while trying to escape in Bienville Parish. The car was riddled with "a deadly hail of bullets" after it crashed, and was once again peppered with gunfire, over 130 rounds of ammo. Both Bonnie and Clyde were killed at the scene.
Just before the infamous shootout, Bonnie and Clyde stopped to get breakfast at a small town diner, eight miles down the road from where they were later both shot and killed. Today the cafe is the spot of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, a museum filled with pieces of the couple's bloody history.
The Ponder Bank was one of the many banks Bonnie and Clyde robbed during their criminal road trip across the country. The legend goes that the duo attempted to rob the bank, not realizing that it had gone bankrupt the week before, leaving them with nothing to take.