Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd ... The Roaring 20’s was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. Floyd's image changed during the last 5 years of his life.  He was always known as a local “Robin Hood”, but after he gained national attention, he vaulted to the status of “hero” to the common man.

The Gangsters: Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd - Modern Day Robin Hood or Notorious Killer?

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd ... The Roaring 20’s was a time of great celebration and independence, but in Oklahoma, it was also a time of bootleggers, outlaws, and gangsters. Floyd's image changed during the last 5 years of his life. He was always known as a local “Robin Hood”, but after he gained national attention, he vaulted to the status of “hero” to the common man.

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd. My great grandfather and my husbands great grandfather were both Chiefs of Police in their towns and also active in the capture/demise of Pretty Boy Floyd.

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd. My great grandfather and my husbands great grandfather were both Chiefs of Police in their towns and also active in the capture/demise of Pretty Boy Floyd.

Pretty Boy Floyd death mask. My dad told me that his earliest memory was of being at this man's funeral.

Pretty Boy Floyd death mask. My dad told me that his earliest memory was of being at this man's funeral.

Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd protested his innocence in the Kansas City Massacre with his dying breath

Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd protested his innocence in the Kansas City Massacre with his dying breath

Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Public Enemy No. 1, died in a hail of gunfire. October 22 1934

Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Public Enemy No. 1, died in a hail of gunfire. October 22 1934

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd - Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, shot and killed by FBI agents a year after the Kansas City Massacre; the Bureau insisted that he was one of the killers, but Floyd denied being one of the killers with his dying breath.

Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd - Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, shot and killed by FBI agents a year after the Kansas City Massacre; the Bureau insisted that he was one of the killers, but Floyd denied being one of the killers with his dying breath.

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