Stringtown Shootout.

Bonnie and Clyde Shootout Site

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Stringtown, Oklahoma

Some accounts assert that Bonnie Parker had nothing to do with this one; she was visiting her mom in Texas. Others say she was in the car with Clyde Barrow and other gang members on August 5, 1932, sitting, drinking from a bottle of moonshine, when a sheriff and his deputy approached the car. A shootout commenced, the sheriff was shot seven times (but lived), the deputy was killed, and the Barrow gang went on to kill eight more lawmen over the next two years.

In 2007 a tan granite slab was erected at the site to give an account of the shootout and memorialize the two officers. It gives Bonnie the benefit of the doubt and does not mention her.

Bonnie and Clyde Shootout Site

Address:
N. Mississippi Ave., Stringtown, OK
Directions:
A tan, upright slab on the southbound side of US Hwy 69/N. Mississippi Ave., in a grassy area just north of an abandoned gas station and just south of an empty building with a green roof. Two miles south of the Choctaw Casino.
Admission:
Free
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