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Calcutta, Ohio: Bullet-Riddled Death Marker of Pretty Boy Floyd

Large historical marker at the spot where Public Enemy No. 1 was gunned down by eight lawmen in 1934. The marker, anchored firmly in concrete, has been replaced several times because people keep shooting it.

Spruceville Rd, Calcutta, OH
From Hwy 170 in downtown Calcutta, turn west at the stoplight onto Calcutta-Smith Ferry Rd. Drive one block. Turn right (north) at the stop sign onto Spruceville Rd/Hwy 428. Drive 3.5 miles. You'll be driving through woods, but a dirt parking lot will appear on the right, and just past it you'll see a clearing on the left. The marker is in the clearing. There's a pull-off on the left as well.
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Bullet-Riddled Death Marker of Pretty Boy Floyd.

Bullet-Riddled Death Marker of Pretty Boy Floyd

The marker is at the R/C Model Aircraft field at Beaver Creek State Park, on Sprucevale Road north of the Group Camping Area at Gretchens Lock, where there are public restrooms available, seasonally. A few miles north on Sprucevale, then left on Echo Dell Road leads to the main public area with scheduled programs and some really nice trails along with more public restrooms. Fair warning: Echo Dell Road is narrow and winding and crosses Beaver Creek on a one lane bridge. The views can be amazing and there is no usage fee to enter the park, hike and sightsee.

[Arik, 12/08/2023]

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