To see where Clyde grew up, head to 1221 Singleton Boulevard, 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.
Eagle Ford School (1601 Chalk Hill Road) is where Bonnie attended elementary school. Her report card was found in the basement.
Today’s Evans Grinding Co. (3308 Swiss Circle) near Baylor Hospital used to be called Hargrave’s Cafe. This is where the teenage Bonnie worked from January 1928 through spring 1929.
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 (3001 West Division) 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 Stockyards Hotel in Fort Worth’s Stockyards National Historic District is where Bonnie and Clyde once stayed. Specifically, they liked room 305, as it offered great lookout views on the two major streets. Bonnie left one of her guns there, and today it hangs on the wall in the 52-room hotel.
The Wheeler-Murphy Monument (Dove Road at Highway 114) 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.
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.
The Belo Mansion, former home of Col. Belo (founder of Dallas Morning News), is where approximately 20,000 people came to view Clyde’s body after his death in 1934.
Clyde’s gravesite is located at Western Heights Cemetery (1617 Fort Worth Avenue) 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’s gravesite is located at Crown Hill Memorial Park & Mausoleum (9700 Webb Chapel Road) in north Dallas. The grave’s inscription says, “As the flowers are all made sweeter by the sunshine and the dew, so this old world is made brighter by the lives of folks like you.”
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