Bonnie & Clyde & Duane

On April 16, 1934, Bonnie & Clyde robbed The First National Bank in Stuart, Iowa.
According to Stuart ("Home of 1700 Good Eggs and a Few Stinkers"), it was one of the more exciting things to happen in the town.
The old robbed bank is now a police station.
But today it was closed.
I didn't know they could do that.

A guy down the street waved and yelled "HI!"
I looked around to see if he was waving at someone else.
There was nobody else.
Then he disappeared.
I walked to where the man had been standing, in front of a brown box called Duanes Pastime.
A sleeping neon sign hinted at billiards.
Duane's sole pastime.
Maybe that man had been Duane, inviting me into his cool lounge to wait out the heat over a few rounds of pool.
Duanes was closed.

I think I found Stuart's stinkers.

1 comment:

  1. Great shot of the old bank building, however, it no longer is the police station- its a cutesy little store called Unique (look closely at your pic)