My grandma used to tell stories about Bonnie and Clyde. They spent some time in Louisiana and I think the residents living in the area where Bonnie and Clyde were frequently rumored to be hanging out lived in fear of them. Can you imagine living in the day when there was no real news, other than getting a newspaper once a week or so and what you heard from others and those stories probably grew more each time they were told?
I knew there was a Bonnie and Clyde connection to Joplin but last night on Joplin News First, there was a video taken recently from inside the garage apartment where Bonnie and Clyde had stayed for a while. They are said to have killed two police officers while living here.
Anyway, here’s a story about them since this all happened 88 years ago yesterday. I found it all interesting since I had grown up hearing my grandma’s stories about them and now learning more about their connection to this area.