Walked to school with Pauline. We met Lucille Flerharty again. Tomorrow is our examinations. Didn’t have any night work.
|On January 16, 1934, five prisoners, including Raymond Hamilton (who was serving sentences |
totaling more than 200 years), were liberated from the Eastham State Prison Farm at Waldo,
Texas by Clyde Barrow, accompanied by Bonnie Parker. Two guards were shot by the escaping
prisoners with automatic pistols, which had been previously concealed in a ditch by Barrow.
As the prisoners ran, Barrow covered their retreat with bursts of machine-gun fire. Among
the escapees was Henry Methvin of Louisiana whose father, Ivan Methvin, helped arrange
Bonnie and Clyde's deaths in 1934 at the hands of a posse headed by Texas lawman Frank Hamer.