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Travels with Elvis (Part 4). A visit to Tupelo, Mississippi — birthplace of the King of Rock ‘n Roll.


Tupelo is not on the radar of most travelers.   As it’s the birthplace of Elvis Presley, we felt a visit here was an important component of our “Travels with Elvis” jaunt.   And we’re glad we made the journey to Tupelo, just a few hours south of Memphis via scenic roads; wish we’d had more time to linger and get to know it better.

Tupelo is a small city of only 35,0000, emerged from the poverty that gripped much of the South for so long.  It seems to have evolved into a comfortable middle class community through the hard work and perseverance of its incredibly warm and disarmingly polite citizens.  They’re proud of the role Tupelo played in Elvis’ formative …

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