In the spring of 1933, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, along with Buck and Blanche Barrow and W.D. Jones, took a few weeks to rest and recover from their crime spree and rented this quaint garage apartment in Joplin. What was intended to be a vacation ended up with the gang killing County Constable Wes Harryman and Joplin Police Officer Harry McGinnis as law enforcement attempted a raid on what they suspected at the time to be bootleggers.
In the Gang's haste to escape, they left behind their belongings, including two rolls of film that contained the famous photos of the duo, still known today. Additional items left behind included three necklaces and some jewelry you will find on display in the Joplin History & Mineral Museum.
The apartment is a private residence so please be respectful to those who call the neighborhood home.