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 Post subject: The marker notes Mud Creek Swimming Hole
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:19 am 
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Tupelo Elvis Festival Kicks-Off: The Tupelo Elvis Festival started yesterday with the unveiling of a new Elvis Presley marker. The marker notes Mud Creek Swimming Hole, where Elvis spent many of his summer afternoons as a child. The marker is the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 11th on the Elvis Presley Driving Tour and is located just behind the Eastwood Softball Complex at the Music Bend Nature Trail.

“This has been a spot that we’ve wanted to mark on the driving tour for a while, It’s one more authentic spot that Tupelo has to tell about Elvis when he was here.”

Mayor Jack Reed Jr., wife Lisa Reed and Elvis’ childhood friend, Guy Harris, spoke at the unveiling, which was emceed by musician Memphis Jones. Harris recalled stories of when the two would play in the creek before Elvis moved away to fame.

“For the Elvis world, this (unveiling) is so monumental,” Reed said. “Hopefully this will help lengthen the stay of visitors to the city. It

just adds so much to the appeal of the city for residents and visitors. This is such a great way to kick the weekend off.” Click Here for Tupelo Elvis Festival Tickets and Schedule.

(News, Source;DJJournal/ElvisInfoNet)



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 Post subject: Re: The marker notes Mud Creek Swimming Hole
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:00 pm 
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:hello: Liliane, Thank You for Sharing this Great Story. I'm so Happy that Tupelo is Keeping the Area about when Elvis, was Growing up so Fans can know about the Person Elvis was. :love:



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 Post subject: Re: The marker notes Mud Creek Swimming Hole
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Yes, thanks, it's good to know that Tupelo apprecaites their famous "son"-he put the town on the map! We were there, it was a quaint and quiet place; the ladies at the old house where he was born and lived a while, were very nice; they were glad we showed up as things were slow around that time. It's grown,
they bustle somewhat at certain times of the year and Elvis via his fans who come to pay tribute to him, help the city of Tupelo and it's residents to thrive.
Elvis mentioned that old swiming hole, and apprently it was either the place or near the place where he was baptised as a young boy, whose mom let him do it even though he was not yet 12 years old.
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