More expansion at Presley birthplace

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) -- Two new statutes of Elvis Presley are part of phase two of his Tupelo birthplace's $6.3 million expansion.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the plans were unveiled Tuesday during the local celebration for the late rock `n' roll icon on the day he would have turned 78.

A bronze statue of 11-year-old Elvis sitting on a milk crate will be placed at the overlook behind the birthplace. Behind him will be a bronze statue of Elvis the entertainer in full regalia, including a cape, with his arms outstretched and head tilted toward the sky. That's the pose Elvis took when he closed his concerts.

Phase two also includes a nine-table picnic area that can seat more than 50 people and will include a fireplace and more parking.


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