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Gibsland, Louisiana: Bonnie and Clyde Death Site

Where America's favorite outlaw lovebirds were riddled with dozens of bullets by hidden lawmen. The old stone marker was also riddled, so a new, more vandal-proof marker was added in 2014 that shifted emphasis to the posse over the lawbreakers. It was stolen in 2023.

Hwy 154, Gibsland, LA
From Gibsland, drive south 2.5 miles on Hwy 154. Turn right to stay on Hwy 154 (If you go straight you'll be on Hwy 517. If you pass the Springfield Baptist Church you've driven too far). Follow Hwy 154 another 5.5 miles. You'll see the monument on the right.
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Bonnie and Clyde Marker

A new monument was put up beside the old shot-up one, but now all that's left of the new monument is its base. Someone stole the bronze plate with the history on it. It has not been replaced after several months of it being stolen.

[M c, 08/11/2023]
Bonnie and Clyde Death Site

It's sad how people feel they have to ruin landmarks by writing their names on them. Just leave them for others to enjoy. We don't care to see your graffiti on landmarks.

[Jan, 04/03/2021]
Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

According to some of the long time locals, the two Ambush Site monuments sit approximately 30 feet north of where they originally were erected. They were moved when the road was widened, had the grading lowered, and foliage clearance was cut on both sides. This was pointed out to me by a resident of Gibsland while I was visiting the site.

[Richard Riddle, 02/25/2017]

The older monument may have been moved at some point in the past, but the newer monument has always been in its same spot; it was added to the site in 2014.

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

I visited both the museum and the ambush site. Reading the book by Hinton, and reviewing the photographs at the museum, I doubt that where the monuments are is the spot where Bonnie and Clyde's car came to a stop after the hail of bullets riddled both of them. I think that the monuments are directly across from where the law officers were laying in wait for Clyde's car to idle to a stop before initiating fire. According to Hinton's account in his book, the car rolled forward about 40 yards before crashing into the ditch and embankment on the same side of the road that the officers were hiding.

[melvin holt, 09/05/2016]

Bonnie and Clyde monument defacement, 2014.

Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

I have always wanted to go see the area in which the ambush took place. I'm glad that I went, but I'm deeply disturbed that there had been so many who have felt the need to vandalize the monument. It's not as though Bonnie and Clyde put it there themselves! Very disrespectful.

Not much of anything available for souvenirs at either of the two Bonnie and Clyde Museums in Gibsland, but both places are worth a visit. I'm going to try and make it to the festival this year. Perhaps then there will be souvenirs available.

[John F, 02/03/2015]

This seems to get periodically cleaned of less permanent defacing.

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