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Navasota, Texas: Frank Hamer: Bonnie and Clyde Nemesis

Bronze statue of the gun-toting lawman who led the posse that tracked down and killed Bonnie and Clyde.

204 W. McAlpine St., Navasota, TX
Downtown, in front of City Hall, on the south side of W. McAlpine St. just west of its intersection with TX-6B/S. Lasalle St.
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Frank Hamer statue.

Frank Hamer Statue

Francis Augustus Hamer (1884-1955) was the lawman who led the 1934 posse that tracked down and killed Bonnie and Clyde. As the City Marshal of Navasota, he cleaned up a lawless boomtown where shootouts had been common on the main street and where, in two years, at least a hundred men had died. Hamer was wounded 17 times during his life and left for dead four times. He is credited with having killed up 70 desperados and outlaws.

[RM Hinds, 09/02/2022]

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