A King's Home: Elvis Birthplace adds statues of the boy and the entertainer

Jackie Sheckler Finch
August 1, 2017
A King's Home: Elvis Birthplace adds statues of the boy and the entertainer
As a child, Elvis Presley would climb a hill behind his two-room birthplace in Tupelo and dream about the future. With his $7.75 hardware-store guitar on his knees, the Mississippi boy would imagine becoming a singer. "We didn't know how his life would turn out," says childhood buddy Guy Harris. "He was just one of us. He was on the same level as me when we grew up here, and he was on the same level as me when he died. Elvis never forgot where he came from." Guy grew up to become a policeman. Elvis, of course, became the world's most famous entertainer.
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