We haven’t visited a 101 place in a while, so it seemed fitting to jump into the new year with a stop off at one of the most famous of the 101 Places in Mississippi to See Before You Die–the birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo.
The Presley home took 11% of the Hills/Northeast regional poll, so that was 153 folks with a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on who voted for it. It was enough. The little white building that was once in a row of shotguns made the final cut to be on the 101 (okay, Malvaney, 106) places deemed worthy of acknowledgement in Mississippi. It probably looks a heap better now than it did in 1935 when Elvis was born in the front room.
Start your new year off with a road trip, and be sure to stop in at Elvis’ birthplace on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Tupelo. Once you are done there, hop on over to the Circle G in Horn Lake, or even get wild and cross the state line to Memphis and check out Lauderdale Courts, where a young Elvis entertained the neighbors who moved into the nation’s first foray into public housing, a complex that was only saved from the wrecking ball because Elvis slept there.