Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde Get Into Shootout in Joplin: April 13, 1933

Notorious criminals Bonnie & Clyde got into a shootout in Joplin on this date in 1933.

January 25, 1875

Pinkerton agents raided the Clay County home of Frank and Jesse James. Frank and Jesse were not at home but the fire-bomb attack killed their brother and injured their mother.

Frank James

October 5, 1882

Frank James surrendered on the steps of the state capitol. He made a short speech and turned his gun over to the Governor. Read more about this in Tales From Missouri and the Heartland. 

Belle starr Fort Smith on a horse with a pistol

7 Outlaw Women From Missouri

From the “Petticoated Terror of the Plains” Belle Starr to the fearless Bonnie Parker of America’s most notorious criminal couple, Missouri holds ties to more than its share of nefarious women.

January 24, 1903

A shootout occurred in Union, Missouri following the robbing of the Union Bank. A posse of citizens followed the robbers on horseback, and Pinkerton detectives and doctors were rushed by train from St. Louis to care for those in need.