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Photos of Elvis' Tupelo Homecoming Now Added to Mobile Apps

September 27, 2013

On September 26, 1956, "Elvis Presley Day" was proclaimed in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis’ parents joined him as he returned to the town of his birth as a huge star. He performed two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, the same fair where he performed for the first time at age 10. Hundreds of National Guardsmen surrounded the stage to control the crowds of excited fans. One year later on September 27, 1957, Elvis returned to help benefit a local charity in his honor. Proceeds from this performance helped benefit the Elvis Presley Youth Recreation Center. Elvis continued to donate regularly to the center for the rest of his life. In honor of Elvis' performances at the fairground, we've added five photos of the king on stage to the Elvis Mobile 2.0 iPhone appElvis Mobile 2.0 Android app, and Elvis for iPad app.

Planning a trip to Graceland? Make sure to stop by the birthplace of Elvis! Learn more about planning your trip at Tupelo.net.

Download the FREE Elvis Mobile apps to enjoy weekly Elvis photo updates, videos, Rubberneckin' podcasts and more. Plus, see what’s going on at Elvis’ home in Memphis, Tennessee with two live-cam shots of the Graceland mansion. Visit the Elvis Mobile page on iTunes to download the new iPhone and new iPad app for free!  Visit the Elvis Mobile page in Google Play to download the new Android app for free!