Ocklawaha Post Office
In 1935, Ocklawaha was the scene of a shootout between federal agents and Ma Barker and her gang. The agents fired about 500 bullets into the house, with roughly 250 shots fired in return, according to the after-action report of Special Agent in Charge E.J. Connelley. The fight ended in the deaths of Ma Barker and son Fred, the only gang members present. Each year, the Ocklawaha Chamber of Commerce puts on a reenactment of the event.
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