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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.

Address:
204 W. McAlpine St., Navasota, TX
Directions:
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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