Clyde Barrow’s Childhood Home; Courtesy: @aaapanda
Bonnie Parker’s Elementary School; Courtesy: What Knot, Creative Commons
CLYDE BARROW’S HOME
To see where Clyde grew up, head to 1221 Singleton Boulevard in Dallas, where his father housed his family and business in a filling station. The building is still there; however, there’s no marker to let visitors know what they’re seeing.
BONNIE PARKER’S SCHOOL
Bonnie attended elementary school at the Eagle Ford School in Dallas. Her report card was found in the basement.
Top O’ Hill Terrace; Courtesy: Arlington CVB
THEIR GAMBLING HIDEOUT
Arlington’s gambling scene was once huge (think Vegas before Vegas) and it’s where Bonnie and Clyde would visit to escape from the law. Today’s Arlington Baptist University was originally the Top O’ Hill Terrance, a casino and speakeasy during Prohibition. It’s where the outlaws dined on occasion. Visitors can tour the campus, now a much more serene setting.
The Wheeler-Murphy Monument in Southlake honors E.B. Wheeler and H.D. Murphy, two lawmen who were killed by Bonnie and Clyde on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934. Wheeler and Murphy thought they were helping stranded motorists but were shot when they approached the criminals’ vehicle.
A ROBBERY SITE
Currently a jewelry store at 404 S. Main Street, the Grapevine Home Bank was robbed by two of Clyde’s gang members on January 6, 1933. A follow-up investigation led police to a west Dallas home where Clyde killed Grapevine Sheriff Malcolm Davis.
ROOM 305 AT THE STOCKYARDS HOTEL
Bonnie and Clyde once stayed at the Stockyards Hotel in Fort Worth’s Stockyards National Historic District. Specifically, they liked room 305, as it offered great lookout views on the two major Fort Worth streets. Bonnie left one of her guns there, and today it hangs on the wall in the Bonnie & Clyde Suite, along with several other various artifacts.
The Stockyards Hotel; Courtesy: @karlatmontel
Belo Mansion; Courtesy: Aidan Wakely, Creative Commons
CLYDE BARROW’S GRAVE
Clyde’s gravesite is located at Western Heights Cemetery in west Dallas, where he is buried next to his brother, “Buck.” But be warned: There is a “no trespassing” sign and the gate is most always locked.
Bonnie Parker’s Grave; Courtesy: Jack Gray, Creative Commons
Clyde Barrow’s Grave; Courtesy: @agraves138
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