The Barker Karpis Gang: An American Crime Family. By W. D. Smith
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Alvin Karpis Slideshow
Farewell Baby Face Aka "Baby Face" Nelson Killed (1934)
Depression Era Gangsters
The Barker-Karpis Gang was one of the longest-lived criminal gangs during the Depression Era, spanning from 1931 to 1935. The gang was founded by Fred Barker and Alvin Karpis, and later joined by Fred's brother Arthur "Doc" Barker. Along with the three core members, the gang's network spanned up to 25 members at one point.