Guitar statues once again honor Elvis in his hometown

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) " Guitar-shaped statues that honor Elvis have been reinstalled in the Mississippi town where the King of Rock 'n' Roll was born.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/2fb5vwE ) reports the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association installed 14 of the 24 statues honoring Elvis alongside downtown sidewalks on Wednesday. The rest were placed in other parts of town.

The 6-foot (1.8-meter) replicas of Elvis' first guitar were designed and painted by area elementary students in 2010. They were installed in Tupelo, but were removed at the start of the of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail construction.

Association director Debbie Brangenberg says most didn't need any repairs, but three are being refurbished.

SShe said tourists and residents love the guitars, which she says fit in great with the new downtown landscape.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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