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Time travel: A look back into Idaho's own Bonnie and Clyde

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Time travel: A look back into Idaho's own Bonnie and Clyde

By Don Nelson. CREATED Aug 7, 2014

Ninety-years ago, a pair of bank robbers terrorized the Treasure Valley and became known as Idaho’s Bonnie and Clyde.

Step back into time, when dusty dirt roads, horse drawn carriages, and classic model-T’s dominated the quiet and rural western Idaho town of Eagle.

Pat Thompson who is an author and historian explained, “Two men were walking up and down the street waiting for the bank to open, and were noticed by some Eagle residents in the area.”

When the bank opened, two men named Oliver and Luther entered with guns drawn, tied up the bank manager, took his daughter hostage and stole everything they could get their hands on in the vault.

The cost to the bank? About $3,000. The man in question was named Oliver, and Don Nelson tracked down his son who lives in Nampa.