Dexfield Park Shootout marker.

Bonnie and Clyde Dexfield Park Shootout

Field review by the editors.

Dexter, Iowa

Bonnie and Clyde and their gang had been camping in an abandoned park, recovering from a earlier shootout, when they were ambushed on July 24, 1933, by a posse from the nearby town of Dexter. Every member of Bonnie and Clyde's gang left this firefight either wounded or dying. Blanche Barrow was captured and thrown into jail, a significant loss since she was the gang's photographer. Amazingly, despite the hail of gunfire, no one on either side was killed outright.

Although both Bonnie and Clyde were wounded, they managed to escape on foot, stole yet another car, and carried on as outlaws for another ten months before finally dying in a hail of bullets in a Louisiana ambush.

In 2008 a rock table marker was dedicated at the site, positioned so that as you look up from the engraved text, you're looking at the exact spot where the bullets flew.

Bonnie and Clyde Dexfield Park Shootout

Address:
Dexfield Rd, Dexter, IA
Directions:
The marker is on the southbound side of Dexfield Rd, either three miles north of Dexter or two miles south of its intersection with Hwy F59/310th St.
Admission:
Free
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