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Best Buried Outlaw Dallas 2006 - Clyde Barrow, Western Heights Cemetery

The final resting place of notorious outlaw Clyde Barrow and his brother Buck is located just west of downtown on Fort Worth Avenue, mere minutes away from the glittering, soulless fa?ades of the New Dallas (cough, cough, W Hotel, cough, cough). Sure, Old Clyde wasn't the best behaved of fellows, but living in this town you have to admit that our outlaws--Barrow, Oswald, Ruby and the like--are some of the most fascinating characters Dallas ever produced, morals or not. After Clyde was killed in Louisiana (alongside his beloved Bonnie Parker) in a ruthless law enforcement ambush, his body attracted hundreds of curious Dallasites, both before (his remains were displayed in the Belo Mansion, which at the time housed the Sparkman Funeral Home) and after burial. Access to the cemetery is extremely limited, and the neighborhood is notoriously sketchy (though the Belmont Hotel might change that), so we wouldn't suggest visiting old Clyde without permission. Just knowing he's there is good enough for us.
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B. Hugh Byrom
B. Hugh Byrom

December 24th, 2007, We (my wife & I) just left Clyde's grave on Ft. Worth Ave., Dallas, Texas. He's still there, along side his notorious brother, Buck. The grave is located approx. 30 feet NE of the SW corner, two Crepe Mederals are at there heads. It appeared as though a plaque was mounted at there feet, but obviously vandels have stolen it. The cementary is located on the North side of the road and needing attention. This is a rough part of Dallas, don't venture here alone...

Bill
Bill

"After Clyde was killed in Louisiana (alongside his beloved Bonnie Parker) in a ruthless law enforcement ambush, his body attracted hundreds of curious Dallasites, both before (his remains were displayed in the Belo Mansion, which at the time housed the Sparkman Funeral Home) and after burial."

Ruthless? Wow! I grew up just five or six miles from the "ruthless" attack. And, my second cousin was the sheriff... As someone said, "The end justifies the means."

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