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old lee county courthouse

from elvis presley posted in music

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old lee county courthouse
w. jefferson st and n. spring st
tupelo, mississippi 38804

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From an Elvis plaque outside the courthouse:

"In 1946, Tupelo radio station WELO broadcast weekly music jamborees from the Courthouse. Mississippi Slim, who had his own show on WELO, arranged for Elvis to perform at the jamboree. Elvis' dream was to become as famous as Mississippi Slim and to have his own radio show some day."

Elvis in Miami, 1970, photo: Wayne Dilger