Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.
On May 23, 1934, notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police. The two were driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana when the police took them down. Bonnie and Clyde and the rest of their group—known as the Barrow Gang—were responsible for the deaths of at least 13 people.