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Where does Clyde Barrow’s Lawrence bank robbery rank in the city’s history?

Response Percent Votes
A blip. There are worse culprits in the Big 12.
45% 137
Somewhere in the middle. We’ve seen worse.
28% 84
High, but it’s no Quantrill’s Raid.
26% 78
Total 299


RoeDapple 6 years, 8 months ago

Probably never happened. Every small town bank that got robbed back then thought it was B&C

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 8 months ago

Since that event is described in only two or three history books and it does not seem to be very well documented that it ever actually happened at all, I think it would rank quite low.

Kat Christian 6 years, 8 months ago

Bonnie and Clyde were made bigger than they were by the media and the fact that small towns rarely had any excitement as a bank robbery their fame was over blown. Bonnie and Clyde did however roam around the midwest wrecking havic, but small time as it were. Only when they went into Texas and peeved off that Texas ranger who was bound to get his man or woman as it were (since she humiliated him) was their antics made a big deal. Their deaths were unnessecarily violant and I'm ashamed of the human race at the time that witnessed it and who came to collect pieces of their corpes for posterity -all for the sake of gaining some fame from small town robbers. By right they should have just been put in jail 10-15 years instead of slaugthered like they were. Of course I don't recall if they killed anyone.

RoeDapple 6 years, 8 months ago

Here are the twelve victims of Bonnie and Clyde's crime spree.

John N.Bucher of Hillsboro, Texas: Died April 30, 1932 Eugene Moore of Atoka, Oklahoma: Died August 5, 1932 Howard Hall of Sherman, Texas: Died October 11, 1932 Doyle Johnson of Temple, Texas: Died December 26, 1932 Malcolm Davis of Dallas, Texas: Died January 6, 1933 Harry McGinnis of Joplin, Missouri: Died April 13, 1933 Wes Harryman of Joplin, Missouri: Died April 13, 1933 Henry D. Humphrey of Alma, Arkansas: Died June 26, 1933 Major Crowson of Huntsville, Texas: Died January 16, 1934 E.B. Wheeler of Grapevine, Texas: Died April 1, 1934 H.D. Murphy of Grapevine, Texas: Died April 1, 1934 Cal Campbell of Commerce, Oklahoma: Died April 6, 1934

Kat Christian 6 years, 8 months ago

OMG I had no idea they murdered that many people. Where have I been looking for not reading enough about them. Thank you for posting this. Well then I recant my statement about how they were killed. I guess they made their bed and ended up lying in it. You play hard ball, eventually it will come back and slam dunk you and in this case it did to them. But about robbing Lawrence, I never heard this either. It sounds credible enough. Who knew??

dipweed 6 years, 8 months ago

Agreed that this event probably never happened here.

allamerican4ever 6 years, 8 months ago

oh everything is connected to lawrence its such a national hub for major events

Abdu Omar 6 years, 8 months ago

Who cares? This is such a non event. History is nice to know, but when the media gets hold of it, it becomes a circus. I am tired of media circuses.

beatrice 6 years, 8 months ago

I thought they stopped and had a sandwich and soup at Teller's.

Maybe I'm confusing my history.

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