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Old 01-16-2020, 06:43 PM   #41
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well i'll be dog gone! the dog is still on it, in that photo anyway. i would have thought the sheriff or the tow truck driver would have needed a souvenir. in the case of james dean the whole car disappeared out of the impound lot and has never surfaced again

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Old 01-16-2020, 07:25 PM   #42
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read the book

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Old 01-16-2020, 07:34 PM   #44
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:43 PM   #45
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Sporting Winchester model 94's.
Hmmmmm.......was that the considered assault rifle of the those times. Lol
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:44 PM   #46
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Lightbulb Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum

Cold Blooded Killers ?

That is how I would describe the assassination squad that killed Bonnie & Clyde.

Want to know the real story of their Life & Death ?

Visit The Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland, Louisiana a few miles from where they were killed - it was their last stop that morning for breakfast.

Spend a few hours - watch the movie and wander the exhibits.

When your done - talk to Perry the owner who probably is the leading living authority on the subject - he knew Bonnie Parker’s family and would visit them.

I was there last September right before a poetry journal authored by Bonnie Parker was set to be auctioned off - Perry was going to bid on it.

They lived out of their car(s).

They avoided confrontation and did a fair amount of night burglaries.

Clyde was best known for his skills as a driver - he could drift a car like no one else - after a few miles on a dirt or gravel road he was gone from sight.

Their ambush and execution was ordered by Lee Simmons - after the Eastham Prison Farm breakout in which Clyde drove the getaway car - an embarrassed Simmons who had been hired as general director of Texas Prisons - asked Texas Ranger Frank Hamer to kill Bonnie & Clyde.

Texas Ranger Frank Hamer had no jurisdiction in Louisiana - yet he put together the execution squad - he found it hard to find anyone willing to participate - there were no warrants for Bonnie & Clyde in Louisiana.

The first five shots from the youngest member of the execution squad at point blank range likely killed them both.

Clyde’s foot probably slipped off the clutch and the Ford rolled forward.

The additional gunfire was not necessary.

Every member of that execution squad was haunted by what they
did for their remaining days.

If you are interested in actual history - pay Perry a visit.

I took pictures & videos and posted them on my Facebook page last September.


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Is there any original owner and VIN information on the 1932 Convertible Sedan shown in some of the Bonnie & Clyde Photos??
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:40 AM   #48
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Bonnie's sister in law, part of the barrow gang
Frank if we are being pedantic Blanche was the sister in law of Clyde not Bonnie . Clyde and Bonnie weren't married in fact she was married to some one else until the day she died -Karl
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Frank if we are being pedantic Blanche was the sister in law of Clyde not Bonnie . Clyde and Bonnie weren't married in fact she was married to some one else until the day she died -Karl
You are just too cleaver for me, I don't know how I missed that?
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An interesting read is the book entitled "The Epic Life of Frank Hamer". He is the Texas Ranger assigned to the task of taking down Bonny & Clyde. Chapter 20 is devoted to the ambush and the aftermath. Back in those days there was no yellow tape marking off the crime scene and onlookers were stealing stuff out of the car and taking samples of Bonny's hair for a souvenir! They were horrible people and got what they deserved. Ed
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Mr Jesse Warren and his wife Ruth were the original owners. This link has a photo of them with the car.

https://www.cjonline.com/news/201904...ars-ago-monday
Yes, Bill. But I think the news article you posted has the name wrong. That is what I was referring to.
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Yes, Bill. But I think the news article you posted has the name wrong. That is what I was referring to.
Yes, seems that the reporter got the name wrong. I'm going to go through my police records and list all the cars that I have reports on. I'll post it in a new thread.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:25 PM   #53
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just to add a story my wife’s aunt was a RN at a hospital in chicago in the 30s with all the gang related killings with the tommy guns she said sometimes they couldn’t keep up with filling the body bags as they where being brought in and not just gangsters normal people just in the wrong place at the wrong time she and another nurse couldn’t take it so they left
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Yes, seems that the reporter got the name wrong. I'm going to go through my police records and list all the cars that I have reports on. I'll post it in a new thread.

That's great. I look forward to reading up on it when you post.
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You are just too cleaver for me, I don't know how I missed that?
frank what is the story with jimmy lawerence or was it just that.....a story. thanks.
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Is there any original owner and VIN information on the 1932 Convertible Sedan shown in some of the Bonnie & Clyde Photos??
So far the only information I have been able to find that shows a 1932 Ford with Bonnie and Clyde is listed below. This information is taken directly from a police report.

Aug 15, 1932
1932 Ford V817768 2 door.
Stolen at Victoria TX.
License number K71-810
"Car may show bullet holes on left side of body"

The lic plate #587-956 that shows on the photos was actually a plate from a Essex sedan. The Essex owner J.T. Brewer claimed to have removed and thrown away these plates when he installed new 1933 plates on his Essex.
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