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Lane DeGregory's first look at Ma Barker's house




OCKLAWAHA — We start at the boathouse, a long wooden box perched on the north shore of Lake Weir. Ma Barker sat on this dock 77 years ago, writing letters to her son, describing an enormous alligator named Old Joe. Not long after, federal agents hid out in this boathouse, with machine guns at the ready.

This is where the bloody Barker gang met its end in the FBI's longest shootout. Now this bullet-pocked slice of history can be yours. Read more >>

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