Join us October 4 & 5, 2013
We are looking for people within our community who want to be involved in this historical gathering. We are looking for people who want to volunteer their time and talents to make this an extraordinary event for locals and tourists alike. Reeds Spring was a thriving community in the 1920′s and 1930′s…and there are amazing stories still told in these parts about the people who lived and worked here. Come and share in the history…we are looking for people to help with the following areas:
- Car Show
If you have a professional or special interest in any of these areas, we want to hear from you.
“On February 12th, 1934 at Reeds Spring Missouri, Joe Gunn was walking to town for his weekly groceries.
A car full of people stopped, saying they were lost. They “encouraged” Joe to get into the car, which he noticed was full of guns.
Gunn was asked to help Bonnie and Clyde, Raymond Hamilton and a man they called Gibbons find their way toward Arkansas– Gunn inadvertently helped them run straight into a roadblock of Galena Sheriff’s officers.
After an exchange of gunfire, they piled back into the car– only to be pinned in from behind by the Reeds Spring Marshall and another deputy.
After firing on the later group, they drove right at the lawmen in front of them.
According to Gunn, as they drove around the officers’ car– Bonnie and Raymond Hamilton showered their car with bullets as they drove past.
Joe Gunn noted that Bonnie had cursed a lot, during this expending of lead.”