—Elvis Presley Monument Plaques —In 1946, Elvis' mother, Gladys brought him here to buy a bicycle. Once they arrived, a 22-caliber rifle caught Elvis' eye, and he asked his mother to buy it instead. She wasn't happy about purchasing a gun so they compromised on a guitar. Forest L. Bobo, a long time employee of Tupelo Hardware, sold the guitar to the young Elvis for $7.90.
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|Placed By||The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 343141 N 3792029|
|Decimal Degrees||34.25758333, -88.70363333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 15.455', W 88° 42.218'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 15' 27.3" N, 88° 42' 13.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 124-178 Main St, Tupelo MS 38804, US|
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