tupelo hardware company, inc.

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tupelo hardware company, inc.
114 w. main street
tupelo, mississippi 38804

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In 1946, Elvis Presley's mother was at this hardware store with her son. To distract Elvis from the .22 rifles, she showed him the guitars. After Elvis began strumming one, she purchased him his first guitar at this location.

The pastor at their church taught him how to play, and Elvis with his guitar became a regular sight around town.

photo: Mike Freeman