elvis homecoming statue

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elvis homecoming statue
fairpark dr and e troy st
tupelo, mississippi 38804

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Placed in the park across from the Tupelo City Hall, this young Elvis statue was unveiled on August 9, 2012.

Elvis is depicted as he looked during the 1956 and 1957 Tupelo concerts. His hand is outstretched so you can reach out and touch the magic.

photo: tupelo.net

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The statue stands on hallowed ground for Elvis fans. The site used to be the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, where Elvis took fifth prize in a singing competition at the age of 10 for his rendition of "Old Shep."

When Elvis returned to this location in Tupelo in 1956 and 1957 for some homecoming concerts, the National Guard was called in to provide security.