HEADIN' INTO AN AMBUSH


still from a 1934 reenactment film footage and Hideout sketch




BONNIE AND CLYDE'S LAST MEAL

At about 8:00 A.M. Bonnie and Clyde entered Rosa Canfield's Cafe in Gibsland.
They enjoyed coffee and donuts, and then ordered sandwiches to take with them.
Bonnie died shortly after, still holding on to her half eaten sandwich.




Canfield's is now home to the
Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum






The NEW Ambush Site Monument







DEATH CAR FINALLY STOPPED HERE

courtesy of Jack Branson



aerial view of site at the time following the ambush





SITE AS IT APPEARED IN 1934

Gentleman points to exact spot where the Barrow car had rolled to a stop.



Barrow's car stopped at spot illustrated in diagram above.
still from Hinton film footage




BELL & HOWELL 16MM WIND UP CAMERA

Ted Hinton captured the aftermath of the ambush using his 16mm camera





Filling Station on 1St Street in Gibsland, where Frank Hamer was said to make his phone call about the killing.





SITE AS IT APPEARS NOW

Heading South from Main Street Gibsland



Heading North






IMPOUNDED DEATHCAR








Crowds gather outside of Conger's hoping to the see the outlaws' bodies



The devastating effect of the ambush had left it's mark on at least two of the posse members






HIGHWAY TO HELL 1934








PRENTISS OAKLEY

According to Prentiss Oakley's brother, Homer Oakley, Prentiss took to drinking.
"The fact is, if he drank much before then, I didn't know about it."
"But after the ambush, everybody knows he started drinking"


HENDERSON JORDAN

According to Henderson Jordan's son, Larry, "His hair turned grey overnight."




A TOAST TO THE CAMERA



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