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First phase of restoration begins on Elvis’ Circle G Ranch

HORN LAKE — Phase 1 of restoration has commenced at Circle G Ranch, formerly owned by Elvis Presley. Plans include the relocation and restoration of the historic Honeymoon Cottage to the interior of the property near the horse stables, which will also be restored. An arena will be created next to the stables for horse […] [...]

City taking bids for project featuring Elvis Presley

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo will accept bids through May 29 for a project that officials say will connect the cultural roots of Tupelo with its downtown. The Federal Highway Administration and Mississippi Department of Transportation recently gave the city approval to seek bids for the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail project. The project includes […] [...]

Owners selling Elvis’ ranch; want it to be tourist destination

HERNANDO — A group of Elvis Presley fans wants to preserve the memory of the king’s cowboy side by finding a buyer for a DeSoto County ranch to make it a destination for visitors. Elvis bought the roughly 150-acre Circle G ranch in 1967 as a place to ride horses and get away from Graceland. […] [...]

Expansion plans revealed for Elvis’ childhood home

TUPELO — Two new statutes of Elvis Presley will be placed at his birthplace in Tupelo. “We’re putting an emphasis on Elvis the boy instead of Elvis the entertainer,” said birthplace chairman Henry Dodge. “Elvis the boy is our story.” Dodge said the statues and a nine-table picnic area that can seat more than 50 […] [...]

Elvis museum showcases new, $4.3M expansion

TUPELO — The Elvis Presley Birthplace has opened up a $4.3 million expansion to the two-room house where “the king” was born, including a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 120-seat theater with crushed purple velvet drapes and purple seats. “Elvis played here first” bragged the marquee over the new theater, which is part of a […] [...]

Profit off Elvis festival about equal to last year

TUPELO — The King can still turn a profit. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports organizers of the Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival say the 2012 event made about $68,200. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association puts on the June festival, which includes Elvis events at the Lyric Theatre and concerts in Fairpark. At the monthly […] [...]

Elvis museum targets August for completion of expansion

TUPELO — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo is planning for an August completion of a $4.3 million expansion. The expansion includes a 120-seat theater where fans can watch films and live performances in a 120-seat theater and an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 75. Rock seats have been installed and will be […] [...]

Graceland celebrating 30 years as tourist destination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. But Presley’s ex-wife […] [...]

Contracts let for expansion of Elvis’ birthplace

TUPELO — The board of directors of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation has voted to award the contract for the expansion of Presley’s birthplace venue to the apparent low bidder, Panola Construction of Batesville. The low bid for the base project was $2.689 million. The board agreed to accept Alternate #2 for $38,600. In additional […] [...]

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