Dorothy Vance Youngblood

This section of the Hideout is made possible by contributors' Gordon Youngblood
and his father, Ken Youngblood. The following rare photographs are from the Youngblood
family's personal collection of actual photos passed down to them by the now deceased
grandparents of Mr. Gordon Youngblood and parents of Mr. Ken Youngblood.

The grandparents, J.T. Youngblood and Dorothy Vance Youngblood were both raised in
Cement City, Texas and graduated from Cement City High School in 1929. Dorothy had
lived one block off of Eagle Ford Road (now Singleton Blvd). The house still stands
today across the street from the Thomas Edison Junior High School that was built at
the same site of Cement City High School.

Dorothy would amuse her family over the years with her memories of the Parker sisters,
Bonnie and Billie. She would relate how Bonnie was always in the
middle of fights at high school football games. She told how Bonnie would break her
pencil in half in the event that someone forgot theirs. In general, Bonnie was always
on the side of the less fortunate or the underdog. Dorothy Vance Youngblood, who had
passed away in 1983 remembered how she and her husband were surprised when Bonnie went
down the fatal path of crime.


Mr. J.T. Youngblood is now deceased.
Photos courtesy of Gordon Youngblood and Ken Youngblood






MARCH 28, 1922 BONNIE PARKER NEWS ARTICLE

Hideout Collection





TWO RARE BONNIE PARKER GROUP CLASS PHOTOS





BONNIE PARKER (circa 1925) photo given to classmate
Dorothy Vance (maiden name) by Bonnie Parker




click on magnifying glass below to view larger image of Bonnie







BILLIE PARKER (circa 1926-1927) photo given to classmate
Dorothy Vance (maiden name) by Billie Parker

"Blue Eyed Tex" passed on to Gordon by his father Ken originally from
Dorothy's memory album which she had constructed between 1926 and 1930.





CEMENT CITY HIGH GROUP PHOTO - dated April 19, 1927
Includes Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes
Back of the group photo includes names and classification of each student
Dorothy Vance Sophomore J.T. Youngblood Sophomore Billie Parker Freshman

By the time that this photo was taken, Bonnie Parker
had already quit school and married Roy Thornton.



seated in front row, first boy on the left is J.T. Youngblood
seated in second row, third student from the left is Billie Parker
standing in back row, third student from the left is Dorothy Vance





CEMENT CITY HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING

The Cement City High School photo is yet another fine Youngblood family contribution.
Dorothy Vance Youngblood's own writing on the photograph shows the date that the photo
was taken as Dec. 26, 1926. On the bottom of the photo she had written the initials
C.H.S., which stands for Cement High School. The school was located at the site of
the now Thomas Edison School at 2940 Singleton Blvd. This stands across the street
from where Dorothy grew up. Gordon Youngblood's father Ken Youngblood had attended
the 4th grade here while living in West Dallas at the time. The photograph was delicate
and had to be handled very carefully for the purpose of bringing it to the Hideout.






Dorothy Vance Youngblood's Homestead

Dorothy's Childhood Home notice Thomas Edison Jr. High School
(left of photo) former site of Cement City High School





Same home circa mid-1920s

Photo above shows young Dorothy Vance (on the left) and friend.
Dorothy was a childhood friend and classmate of the Parker girls.




DALLAS SKYLINE 1930

This east/southeast view of Dallas, Texas was taken in July of 1930 from the
Lamar Street Viaduct (now the Continental Viaduct) which once you've crossed
the Trinity River turned into Eagle Ford Road going due west. It was in Dallas
about six months earlier that young Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow initially met.





The photos displayed here, unless noted otherwise, are the property of
the Youngblood family and may not be used without their expressed permission.





TELICO PUBLIC SCHOOL GROUP PHOTO
Bonnie & Clyde's Hideout has obtained a group photo taken at the Telico Public School in 1913.
Clyde Barrow at age 4 is identified in this rare photograph. To view, click on link below.


("click here") TELICO PUBLIC SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH


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