Elvis was born in Tupelo Mississippi on January 8th 1935 in a two room house his father, uncle and grandfather built. He lived there until he was 13 years old, when his family moved to Memphis. Tupelo did a fabulous job of designing a monument to his birthplace and child hood. You can see memorabilia in the museum, visit the house he was born in and even sit in the church where he first heard gospel singing. There is a bigger than life-size statue of Elvis as an adult and in front of that, a statue of him as a child. Tupelo is also home to the hardware store where his mother, Gladys bought him his first guitar for his tenth birthday.
You can really get a feel for how poor his family was when you visit Graceland after seeing his childhood home. The comparison is incredible. Elvis really was a…
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