The famous story of Bonnie and Clyde is one that won’t be forgotten. A series of events that captured the attention of the United States during the Great Depression in the 1930s was regarded as one of the most spectacular and colourful manhunts of the time.
After the multiple robberies, kidnappings and murders (at least 13) across the States, Bonnie and Clyde’s story came to an abrupt and bloody end when they were ambushed by police and gunned down on a lonely strip of road in the northern Louisiana woods in 1934. The officers responsible for bringing to the end one of the most spectacular manhunts of the 1930s were Frank Hamer, B.M. “Manny” Gault, Bob Alcorn, Ted Hinton, Henderson Jordan and Prentiss Morel Oakley.
The quirky Bonnie & Clyde Ambush museum is located in Gibsland, Northern Louisiana in what actually used to be Ma Canfield’s Café, allegedly the last place to ever be visited by Bonnie and Clyde before they were shot down just seven miles up the road. Legend has it their final meals at Ma's were sandwiches... a BLT for Bonnie and fried bologna for Clyde!
The museum shares the authentic and verified history of the infamous duo and other outlaws from the 1930s. And the owner is a hoot who loves to share his knowledge with visitors.