Mayor Jack Reed Jr., wife Lisa Reed and Elvis’ childhood friend, Guy Harris, spoke at the unveiling, which was emceed by musician Memphis Jones. Harris recalled stories of when the two would play in the creek before Elvis moved away to fame.
“For the Elvis world, this (unveiling) is so monumental,” Reed said. “Hopefully this will help lengthen the stay of visitors to the city. It
just adds so much to the appeal of the city for residents and visitors. This is such a great way to kick the weekend off.”
“This has been a spot that we’ve wanted to mark on the driving tour for a while,” Tupelo CVB Deputy Director Stephanie Coomer said. “When the parks and recreation department opened up the nature trail, we were thrilled to get the chance. It’s one more authentic spot that Tupelo has to tell about Elvis when he was here.”
source: Elvis Matters and Elvis Information Network