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1934, 23 May
May 23, 1934 is a day many locals remember as the day that put Arcadia on the proverbial map. The bodies of outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow -- shot and killed in a spectacular showdown with law enforcement officials in the outskirts of Arcadia -- were brought to downtown Arcadia to the Bienville Parish Coroner, who performed the requisite autopsies in the back of Conger's Furniture Store on Railroad Avenue. The streets of downtown became a sea of curiosity-seekers as thousands of people from hundreds of miles surged into the area.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Arcadia and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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